Hepatitis A outbreaks in Europe linked to Egypt

Since November last year 80 hepatitis A cases have been notified in six northern European countries with an investigation showing viral RNA sequences match the original cases notified in Norway.

Researchers said almost none of the cases were immunised prior to travel, despite long-standing advice for vaccination for tourists travelling to endemic areas, “especially Egypt”.

As increasing numbers of travellers book their tickets over the Internet,

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