Hepatitis A in south-eastern Sydney 1997-1999: continuing concerns for gay men and an outbreak among illicit drug users.

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The incidence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) in south-eastern Sydney is one of the highest in Australia with large outbreaks previously associated with male-to-male sexual contact. We report HAV notification trends over the period 1 June 1997 to 31 May 1999 for this location. In the first twelve-month period, 233 cases were notified (crude rate 30.5/100,000 per… (More)

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@article{Delpech2000HepatitisAI, title={Hepatitis A in south-eastern Sydney 1997-1999: continuing concerns for gay men and an outbreak among illicit drug users.}, author={Valerie Delpech and Sarah Thackway and Liam Cole Young and Giulietta Pontivivo and Elizabeth J Smedley and Kevin D Morgan and Mark J. Ferson}, journal={Communicable diseases intelligence}, year={2000}, volume={24 7}, pages={203-6} }