[Descriptive study of hepatitis outbreaks occurring in Catalonia (1999-2003)].

  title={[Descriptive study of hepatitis outbreaks occurring in Catalonia (1999-2003)].},
  author={Mireia Llach-Bern{\'e} and Helena Pa{\~n}ella and {\'A}ngela Dom{\'i}nguez and J M Cayla and Pere Godoy and Josep Trenado Alvarez and Rosa Martx00E9nez Sala and Neus Camps},
  journal={Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica},
  volume={24 7},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The currently low endemic level of hepatitis A in Spain favors manifestation of the disease as outbreaks among specific risk groups. The aim of this study is to analyze the hepatitis A outbreaks investigated in Catalonia (Spain) during the period of 1999 to 2003. METHODS The criteria for including an outbreak were defined and outbreaks were classified according to the type of transmission. The variables analyzed were space, time, socio-demographic parameters, setting… CONTINUE READING