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Title: Seroepidemiology of hepatitis E virus infection in 2-25-year-olds in Sari district, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Saffar, M.J.
Farhadi, R.
Ajami, A.
Khalilian, A.R.
Babamahmodi, F.
Saffar, H.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: The seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus infection [HEV] in children and young adults was determined in a community-based survey in an area of northern Islamic Republic of Iran. Serum samples were taken from 1080 randomly selected apparently healthy 2-25-year-olds from urban and rural regions of Sari district. Anti-HEV IgG antibodies were detected in 25 individuals [2.3%]. Seroprevalence increased significantly with age from 3/255 [1.2%] in children < 10 years to 8/110 [7.3%] in those aged 20-25 years. No differences in HEV status were noted between the sexes. Earlier age at exposure to infection and a higher infection rate were found in people residing in rural areas than in urban areas
Description: 136-142
Keywords: Hepatitis E
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Health Surveys
Immunoglobulin G
Rural Population
Age Distribution
Cross-Sectional Studies
Prevalence
Hepatitis E
Hepatitis E
Subject: Hepatitis E
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117618
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1501/15_1_2009_0136_0142.pdf
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