Ongoing hepatitis a among men who have sex with men (MSM) linked to outbreaks in Europe in Tel Aviv area, Israel, December 2016 – June 2017

Y. Gozlan, I. Bar-Or, A. Rakovsky, M. Savion, Z. Amitai, R. Sheffer, N. Ceder, E. Anis, I. Grotto, E. Mendelson, Orna Mor

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Abstract

Between December 2016 and June 2017, 19 Hepatitis A virus (HAV)-positive cases, 17 of which were among men who have sex with men (MSM) were identified in the Tel Aviv area. Seven of the 15 sewage samples collected between January and June 2017 were also HAV-positive. All sequences clustered with two of the three strains identified in the current European HAV outbreak. We demonstrate that despite an efficient vaccination programme, HAV can still be transmitted to an unvaccinated high-risk population.

Original languageEnglish
Article number30575
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume22
Issue number29
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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