Hepatitis A in Puglia (South Italy) after 10 years of universal vaccination: need for strict monitoring and catch-up vaccination

  title={Hepatitis A in Puglia (South Italy) after 10 years of universal vaccination: need for strict monitoring and catch-up vaccination},
  author={M. Chironna and R. Prato and A. Sallustio and D. Martinelli and S. Tafuri and M. Quarto and C. Germinario},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  pages={271 - 271}
  • M. Chironna, R. Prato, +4 authors C. Germinario
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • BMC Infectious Diseases
  • BackgroundRaw seafood consumption was identified as the major risk factor for hepatitis A during the large epidemic of 1996 and 1997 in Puglia (South Italy). In Puglia, vaccination for toddlers and preadolescents has been recommended since 1998.The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence, seroprevalence, molecular epidemiology, and environmental circulation of hepatitis A virus (HAV) in Puglia more than ten years after the introduction of anti-HAV vaccination in the regional immunization… CONTINUE READING
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