Hepatitis A: epidemiology in resource-poor countries

  title={Hepatitis A: epidemiology in resource-poor countries},
  author={R. Aggarwal and A. Goel},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  • R. Aggarwal, A. Goel
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
  • Purpose of review Transmission of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection is primarily fecal–oral. Symptomatic hepatitis, severe disease, and death are more likely to occur when infection occurs at an older age. Improvements in socioeconomic and hygienic conditions have led to a change in its epidemiology worldwide. Recent findings In the last two decades, improved hygiene in several resource-poor countries has led to reduced transmission of HAV, an increase in average age at infection, and… CONTINUE READING
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