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Continuous decline of hepatitis E virus seroprevalence in southern Germany despite increasing notifications, 2003–2015

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Mahrt, Hannah ; Schemmerer, Mathias ; Behrens, Gundula ; Leitzmann, Michael ; Jilg, Wolfgang ; Wenzel, Jürgen J.
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Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is viewed as an emerging pathogen. Many European countries, including Germany, have observed a steep increase of notified autochthonous hepatitis E cases in recent years. Our study investigated time trends in HEV seroprevalence in southern Germany between 2003 and 2015. A total of 3000 study sera were evenly distributed over sampling years 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2015, ...


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