Just the Vax Trivia Corner

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In honor of Hepatitis Awareness Month, we ask: What did Dr. Hilleman see as the Achilles heel of hepatitis B virus?

  1. Extra genetic material
  2. Extra surface proteins
  3. Lack of genetic material
  4. Lack of surface proteins

Supplementary information: The correct answer is B. Dr. Hilleman used the production of surface proteins as a way to target the virus in the first hepatitis B vaccine.

Watch this 10-minute video to see why Dr. Hilleman ended up making two hepatitis B vaccines.

Find out more about Hepatitis Awareness Month.

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