This study examined an outbreak of hepatitis A in eastern Sydney during 1991-1992.
Data were based on cases of hepatitis A in eastern Sydney residents reported from January 1991 to October 1992.
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.
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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Cote : 98-0074266
Code Inist : 002B05C02F. Création : 14/05/1998.