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Ongoing outbreaks of hepatitis A among men who have sex with men (MSM), Berlin, November 2016 to January 2017 – linked to other German cities and European countries

Werber, Dirk, Michaelis, Kai, Hausner, Marius, Sissolak, Dagmar, Wenzel, Jürgen , Bitzegeio, Julia, Belting, Anne, Sagebiel, Daniel and Faber, Mirko (2017) Ongoing outbreaks of hepatitis A among men who have sex with men (MSM), Berlin, November 2016 to January 2017 – linked to other German cities and European countries. Eurosurveillance 22 (5).

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Abstract

Since 14 November 2016, 38 cases of hepatitis A have been notified in Berlin; of these, 37 were male and 30 reported to have sex with men (MSM). Median age of MSM cases is 31 years (range: 24-52 years). Phylogenetic analysis revealed three distinct sequences, linking cases in Berlin to those in other German cities and to clusters recognised in other European countries in 2016.


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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene
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10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.5.30457DOI
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Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:38707
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