Age-specific antibody to hepatitis E virus has remained constant during the past 20 years in Japan.

@article{Tanaka2005AgespecificAT,
  title={Age-specific antibody to hepatitis E virus has remained constant during the past 20 years in Japan.},
  author={Eiji Tanaka and Akihiro Matsumoto and Naokazu Takeda and T. Li and Takeji Umemura and Kaname Yoshizawa and Yuzo Miyakawa and Tatsuo Miyamura and Kendo Kiyosawa},
  journal={Journal of viral hepatitis},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={439-42}
}
We investigated the presence of antibodies to hepatitis E virus (anti-HEV) and hepatitis A virus (anti-HAV) by enzyme immunoassays in sera from 1015 individuals collected in 1974, 1984 and 1994. Age-specific profiles of anti-HEV remained unchanged with a peak at 40-49 years, while those of anti-HAV started to increase in individuals aged 20-29 years in 1974, 30-39 years in 1984 and 40-49 years in 1994. These results suggest that a silent HEV infection has been taking place in the last 20 years… CONTINUE READING

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