Outbreak of severe Hepatitis A in Eastern Piedmont, Italy.


Hepatitis A (HA) is caused by a hepatovirus from the family Picornaviridae (Hepatitis A Virus, HAV). Transmission occurs mainly by the orofaecal route through food or water contaminated by faeces. Sexual transmission has also been reported among men who have sex with men (MSM). From February to May 2017, 14 patients with HA were hospitalized at the… (More)


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@article{Rossati2017OutbreakOS, title={Outbreak of severe Hepatitis A in Eastern Piedmont, Italy.}, author={Antonella Rossati and Olivia Bargiacchi and Vesselina Kroumova and Claudio Nebbiolo and Maria Grazia Tacca and Sonia Pratillo and Pietro Luigi Garavelli}, journal={Le infezioni in medicina : rivista periodica di eziologia, epidemiologia, diagnostica, clinica e terapia delle patologie infettive}, year={2017}, volume={25 4}, pages={344-346} }