Seroepidemiology of water-borne hepatitis in India and evidence for a third enterically-transmitted hepatitis agent.
Many epidemics of water-borne hepatitis have occurred throughout India.
These were thought to be epidemics of hepatitis A until 1980, when evidence for an enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis was first reported.
Subsequently, hepatitis E virus was discovered and most recent epidemics of enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis have been attributed to hepatitis E virus infection.
However, only a limited number of cases have been confirmed by immuno electron microscopy, polymerase chain reaction, or seroconversion.
In the present study we have performed a retrospective seroepidemiologic study of 17 epidemics of water-borne hepatitis in India.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Sérologie, Epidémie, Homme, Inde, Asie, Hépatite virale, Virose, Infection, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Serology, Epidemic, Human, India, Asia, Viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0648232
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 09/06/1995.