Prevalence of hepatitis E virus antibodies, Israel, 2009-2010

Orna Mor*, Ravit Bassal, Michal Michaeli, Marina Wax, Daniela Ram, Oranit Cohen-Ezra, Dani Cohen, Ella Mendelson, Ziv Ben-Ari, Tamy Shohat

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We investigated prevalence of hepatitis E virus in a sample of the population of Israel. The overall seroprevalence of antibodies to the virus was 10.6% (95% CI 8.4%-13.0%); age-adjusted prevalence was 7.6%. Seropositivity was associated with age, Arab ethnicity, low socioeconomic status, and birth in Africa, Asia, or the former Soviet Union.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-694
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2015


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