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Two concurrent outbreaks of hepatitis A highlight the risk of infection for non-immune travellers to Morocco, January to June 2018

Gassowski, Martyna, Michaelis, Kai, Wenzel, Jürgen J. , Faber, Mirko, Figoni, Julie, Mouna, Lina, Friesema, Ingrid HM, Vennema, Harry, Avellon, Ana, Varela, Carmen, Sundqvist, Lena, Lundberg Ederth, Josefine, Plunkett, James, Balogun, Koye, Ngui, Siew Lin, Midgley, Sofie Elisabeth, Gillesberg Lassen, Sofie and Müller, Luise (2018) Two concurrent outbreaks of hepatitis A highlight the risk of infection for non-immune travellers to Morocco, January to June 2018. Eurosurveillance 23 (27).

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Abstract

From January to June 2018, two ongoing hepatitis A outbreaks affected travellers returning from Morocco and cases in Europe without travel history, resulting in 163 patients in eight European countries. Most interviewed travel-related cases were unaware of the hepatitis A risk in Morocco. Molecular analysis revealed two distinct hepatitis A virus (HAV) strains (subgenotype IA DK2018_231; ...

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Item type:Article
Date:5 July 2018
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene
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10.2807/1560-7917.es.2018.23.27.1800329DOI
29991381PubMed ID
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Partially
Item ID:38246
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