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Hepatitis E Virus Seroprevalence among Adults, Germany

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Faber, Mirko S. ; Wenzel, Jürgen J. ; Jilg, Wolfgang ; Thamm, Michael ; Höhle, Michael ; Stark, Klaus
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 08 Aug 2018 10:13


We assessed hepatitis E virus (HEV) antibody seroprevalence in a sample of the adult population in Germany. Overall HEV IgG prevalence was 16.8% (95% CI 15.6%–17.9%) and increased with age, leveling off at >60 years of age. HEV is endemic in Germany, and the lifetime risk for exposure is high.

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