A 1-year study of the epidemiology of hepatitis A virus in Tunisia.

@article{GharbiKhlifi2007A1S,
  title={A 1-year study of the epidemiology of hepatitis A virus in Tunisia.},
  author={Hakima Gharbi-Kh{\'e}lifi and Khira Sdiri and Virginie Ferr{\'e} and Rafik Harrath and Mathilde Berthom{\'e} and Sylviane Billaudel and Mahjoub Aouni},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={25-32}
}
This 1-year (September 2000 to August 2001) prospective study investigated the presence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) in the population of Monastir, Tunisia (86 serum samples), in the influents and effluents of two wastewater treatment plants, and in shellfish harvested in the coastal areas of Monastir, Bizerte and Sfax (January 2001 to May 2001). The virus was detected by RT-PCR using primers targeted at the VP3-VP1 region. An epidemic of HAV infection was observed during the winter months, with… CONTINUE READING