Outbreak of hepatitis A among men who have sex with men in Barcelona, Spain, September 2008-March 2009.

C. Tortajada, P. G. de Olalla, R. M. Pinto, A. Bosch, J. Caylà

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Abstract

Between 1 September 2008 and 9 March 2009, 150 cases of hepatitis A were reported in Barcelona representing a threefold increase compared with the same period in previous two years. The majority of the cases occurred in adult men, including 87 who reported having sex with men. This indicated the possibility of an outbreak ongoing in the population of men who have sex with men (MSM) and emphasised the need to target this community with more effective vaccination programmes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume14
Issue number15
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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