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Title: The incidence of HBV and HCV infection in Australian travelers to Asia.
Authors: Johnson, Douglas F;Ratnam, Irani;Matchett, Elizabeth;Earnest-Silveria, Linda;Christiansen, Dale;Leder, Karin;Grayson, M Lindsay;Torresi, Joseph
Affiliation: Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 6-May-2013
Citation: Journal of Travel Medicine; 20(3): 203-5
Abstract: We analyzed paired pre- and post-travel sera in a cohort of Australian travelers to Asia and demonstrated the acquisition of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The incidence density in nonimmune travelers for HCV infection was calculated as 1.8 infections per 10,000 traveler-days and for HBV infection 2.19 per 10,000 traveler-days.
Internal ID Number: 23577867
DOI: 10.1111/jtm.12029
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Cohort Studies
Hepatitis B.diagnosis.epidemiology
Hepatitis C.diagnosis.epidemiology
Risk Factors
Serologic Tests
Time Factors
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