Prevalence of Hepatitis E Antibodies in Immigrants from Developing Countries

  title={Prevalence of Hepatitis E Antibodies in Immigrants from Developing Countries},
  author={David Tarrag{\'o} and Rogelio L{\'o}pez-V{\'e}lez and Carmen Turrientes and Fernando Baquero and Ma La Mateos},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
 The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of anti-hepatitis E virus (HEV) antibodies among indigenous Spanish blood donors and immigrants from developing countries in order to determine whether immigrants pose a significant risk for the transmission of HEV to the healthy Spanish population. The seroprevalence of HEV was determined in a cohort of 90 asymptomatic immigrants (mostly from countries in sub-Saharan Africa) who had recently arrived in Madrid, Spain, and in 863… CONTINUE READING

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