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Hepatitis E Virus Seroprevalence among Adults, Germany

Faber, Mirko S., Wenzel, Jürgen J. , Jilg, Wolfgang, Thamm, Michael, Höhle, Michael and Stark, Klaus (2012) Hepatitis E Virus Seroprevalence among Adults, Germany. Emerging Infectious Diseases 18 (10), pp. 1654-1657.

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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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Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene
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Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
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Item ID:37522
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