The seroprevalence of antibodies to hepatitis E virus (HEV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV) was determined in a community-based sample in inner-city London where socioeconomic conditions were expected to result in a high prevalence of antibodies to HAV, and in which the presence of immigrants from the developing world pose a risk of imported infection of both HAV and HEV.
The seroprevalence of anti-HAV was 45.1% in UK born subjects and 69.7% in non-UK born subjects and each group showed differing patterns of age-specific seroprevalence.
The seroprevalence rates of anti-HEV was 3.9% in UK born subjects and 8.8% in non-UK born subjects.
The age-specific seroprevalence of the UK born group is suggestive of a cohort effect.
The data suggest a low circulation of HEV in inner-city London, remaining uncommon relative to HAV.
Mots-clés Pascal : Royaume Uni, Europe, Sérologie, Prévalence, Anticorps, Virus hépatite A, Picornaviridae, Virus, Virus hépatite E, Immigrant, Communauté, Epidémiologie, Homme, Hépatite virale, Virose, Infection, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United Kingdom, Europe, Serology, Prevalence, Antibody, Hepatitis A virus, Picornaviridae, Virus, Hepatitis E virus, Immigrant, Community, Epidemiology, Human, Viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Cote : 96-0343779
Code Inist : 002A05C06. Création : 10/04/1997.