The prevalence of antibodies to the hepatitis E virus (HEV) was measured in a group of 129 adults from Bujumbura, Burundi, using an ELISA.
The prevalence of anti-HEV IgG was 14%, much lower than that of hepatitis A virus (HAV) (97.7%). In addition to the lability of antibodies to HEV, this difference might be explained by the extensive availability of good-quality drinking water in the city.
The presence of serologic markers of HBV (77.6%), HCV (27.1%), and human immunodeficiency virus (30.2%) was not associated with that of anti-HEV.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale E, Virose, Infection, Virus hépatite E, Virus, Prévalence, Sérologie, Burundi, Afrique, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis E, Viral disease, Infection, Hepatitis E virus, Virus, Prevalence, Serology, Burundi, Africa, Human, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Cote : 97-0489847
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 03/02/1998.