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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 ISCIII | Varela, Carmen CNIO | Sundqvist, Lena | Lundberg Ederth, Josefine | Plunkett, James | Balogun, Koye | Ngui, Siew Lin | Midgley, Sofie Elisabeth | Gillesberg Lassen, Sofie | Müller, Luise
Euro Surveill. 2018 Jul;23(27).
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; subgenotype IB V18-16428). Vaccination recommendations should be emphasised to increase awareness among non-immune travellers to Morocco and HAV-endemic countries.
food-borne infections | hepatitis A | hepatitis A virus | imported viral diseases | outbreaks | travel
Adult | Europe | Female | Hepatitis A | Hepatitis A virus | Humans | Male | Morocco | Vaccination | Disease Outbreaks | Travel
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