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Long-term immunogenicity of hepatitis B vaccination and policy for booster: an Italian multicentre study
Strong immunological memory persists more than 10 years after immunisation of infants and adolescents with a primary course of vaccination, and booster doses of vaccine do not seem necessary to ensure long-term protection. Expand
Lack of Evidence of Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C among Monogamous Couples: Results of a 10-Year Prospective Follow-Up Study
The data indicate that the risk of sexual transmission of HCV within heterosexual monogamous couples is extremely low or even null, and no general recommendations for condom use seem required for individuals in monogamous partnerships with HCV-infected partners. Expand
Hepatitis E in Italy: a long-term prospective study.
In Italy, most cases of hepatitis E are travel related, caused by viral genotype 1, while autochthonous cases are caused by genotype 3, which suggests that HEV infection may have zoonotic origins in non-endemic countries. Expand
A Prospective Study on Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus
In this study, maternal history of chronic liver disease, mode of delivery and type of feeding were not predictive of HCV infection and no association was seen between a specific maternal HCV genotype and an increased risk of neonatal infection. Expand
Impact of nucleic acid testing for hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus on the safety of blood supply in Italy: a 6‐year survey
BACKGROUND: Nucleic acid testing (NAT) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been implemented in several European countries and in the United States, while hepatitisExpand
Phylogeography and phylodynamics of European genotype 3 hepatitis E virus.
It is hypothesised that after originating in the early 1800s in Europe, HEV reached Asia in the first decades of 1900, and then moved to America probably in the 1970s-1980s, thus suggesting the intervention of new and highly efficient routes of transmission possibly related to changes in the pig industry. Expand
Perinatal transmission and manifestation of hepatitis C virus infection in a high risk population
HCV perinatal transmission was more frequent in infants Born to HIV-coinfected mothers than in infants born toAIDS-noninfected women, particularly when delivered vaginally, and when delivered by cesarean section. Expand
Long‐term outcome (35 years) of hepatitis C after acquisition of infection through mini transfusions of blood given at birth
It is suggested that HCV infection acquired early in life shows a slow progression and mild outcome during the first 35 yr of infection. Expand
Long-term immunogenicity of hepatitis B vaccination in a cohort of Italian healthy adolescents.
The use of routine booster doses of vaccine does not appear necessary to maintain long-term protection in successfully vaccinated immunocompetent individuals, and suggests that hepatitis B vaccination can confer long- term immunity and that immunological memory can outlast the loss of antibody. Expand
Hepatitis B virus infection among first-time blood donors in Italy: prevalence and correlates between serological patterns and occult infection.
The prevalence of HBV infection among Italian first-time blood donors is much lower than in the past and the presence of occult infections in this group was confirmed, supporting the hypothesis of long-term persistence ofHBV infection after clearance of HBsAg. Expand