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Prevention of hepatitis B in Italy: lessons from surveillance of type-specific acute viral hepatitis. SEIEVA Collaborating Group.
Epidemiol Infect. 1990 Feb; 104(1):135-41.EI

Abstract

The relative contribution of various risk factors to the incidence of acute hepatitis B in Italy was estimated using a special surveillance system (SEIEVA) for type-specific acute viral hepatitis. At present 146 health departments (USLs) which contain 21% of the Italian population participate in SEIEVA out of the total of 650. Data on 2460 hepatitis B cases and 708 hepatitis A cases were compared. Hospitalization, surgical intervention, dental therapy, other percutaneous exposures, barber shop shaving, i.v. drug abuse and household contact with HBsAg carriers were associated with acute hepatitis B and a large number of cases were attributable to these risk factors. Because the control programme based on vaccination will not be effective in the short term at reducing hepatitis B incidence, other additional interventions are recommended.

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Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Rome, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2307181

Citation

Mele, A, et al. "Prevention of Hepatitis B in Italy: Lessons From Surveillance of Type-specific Acute Viral Hepatitis. SEIEVA Collaborating Group." Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 104, no. 1, 1990, pp. 135-41.
Mele A, Stazi MA, Gill ON, et al. Prevention of hepatitis B in Italy: lessons from surveillance of type-specific acute viral hepatitis. SEIEVA Collaborating Group. Epidemiol Infect. 1990;104(1):135-41.
Mele, A., Stazi, M. A., Gill, O. N., & Pasquini, P. (1990). Prevention of hepatitis B in Italy: lessons from surveillance of type-specific acute viral hepatitis. SEIEVA Collaborating Group. Epidemiology and Infection, 104(1), 135-41.
Mele A, et al. Prevention of Hepatitis B in Italy: Lessons From Surveillance of Type-specific Acute Viral Hepatitis. SEIEVA Collaborating Group. Epidemiol Infect. 1990;104(1):135-41. PubMed PMID: 2307181.
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