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Hepatitis A among International Adoptees and Their Contacts

Gayle E. Fischer, Eyasu H. Teshale, Claudia Miller, Casey Schumann, Kathleen Winter, Franny Elson, Katherine Horan, Christie M. Reed, Gregory L. Armstrong and Joseph F. Perz

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 47, issue 6, pages 812-814
Published in print September 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/591199
Hepatitis A among International Adoptees and Their Contacts

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We identified 27 cases of hepatitis A among international adoptees (5 persons), their direct or indirect contacts (20 persons), and unvaccinated travelers to the adoptees' countries (2 persons). Most cases occurred among nontraveling contacts of adoptees, suggesting the need to extend prevention guidelines to include hepatitis A vaccination for at-risk nontravelers.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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