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Hepatitis A In Travelers: The European Experience


Steffen, R (1995). Hepatitis A In Travelers: The European Experience. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 171(Supp.):S24-S28.

Abstract

Each year ∼14 million Europeans travel to developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin American as well as to infrequently visited countries in eastern Europe. Without protection, travelers develop symptomatic hepatitis A at the rate of 3 cases per 1000 people per month of stay. Those who eat and drink under poor hygienic conditions have an even higher risk, 20/1000/month. Studies show that hepatitis A is the most frequent vaccine-preventable disease in travelers to developing countries. Immunity to hepatitis A virus is infrequent among northern European travelers, except for those born before 1945, with a history of jaundice, or who lived for > 1 year in a developing country

Abstract

Each year ∼14 million Europeans travel to developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin American as well as to infrequently visited countries in eastern Europe. Without protection, travelers develop symptomatic hepatitis A at the rate of 3 cases per 1000 people per month of stay. Those who eat and drink under poor hygienic conditions have an even higher risk, 20/1000/month. Studies show that hepatitis A is the most frequent vaccine-preventable disease in travelers to developing countries. Immunity to hepatitis A virus is infrequent among northern European travelers, except for those born before 1945, with a history of jaundice, or who lived for > 1 year in a developing country

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Immunology and Allergy
Health Sciences > Infectious Diseases
Language:English
Date:1 March 1995
Deposited On:12 Oct 2018 08:19
Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 14:51
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0022-1899
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/171.supplement_1.s24

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