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  1. Fulltext. Outbreak of hepatitis A among homosexual men in Sydney.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study examined an outbreak of hepatitis A in eastern Sydney during 1991-1992.

    Methods

    Data were based on cases of hepatitis A in eastern Sydney residents reported from January 1991 to October 1992.

    Results

    Five hundred seventy cases of hepatitis A were reported.

    Of these, 515 (90%) occurred in male patients, of whom 330 were reported to be homosexual or bisexual.

    The highest attack rate (71/10 000) occurred in men aged 20 to 29 years of age.

    Conclusions

    This outbreak affected large numbers of young homosexual men living in the inner eastern suburbs of Sydney.

    Hepatitis a vaccination should be considered for all susceptible homosexual men.

    Further research into the use of hepatitis A vaccine as an outbreak control measure is also recommended.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale A, Virose, Infection, Homosexualité, Déclenchement, Epidémie, Australie, Océanie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis A, Viral disease, Infection, Homosexuality, Triggering, Epidemic, Australia, Oceania, Epidemiology, Human, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0074266

    Code Inist : 002B05C02F. Création : 14/05/1998.