Prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis A virus among children and adolescents in Germany

Since hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection during childhood is mostly asymptomatic, only seroprevalence studies can provide reliable information on incidence of HAV infection in children. The prevalence of anti-HAV antibodies was determined in sera taken in 2008 to 2010 from 1,645 children aged 0–17 years and in sera taken in 2010–2011 from 400 adult blood… CONTINUE READING