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Hepatitis A in Europe (Imported)

29 Apr 2013

An article recently published in Eurosurveillance reported on an increase in hepatitis A infections in tourists from several European countries returning from Egypt from November 2012 to March 2013.

As of 24 April, 80 hepatitis A cases in travellers with symptom onset after 1 November 2012 visiting different areas in Egypt have been reported.

Advice for Travellers

Hepatitis A vaccine is usually recommended for all travellers to Egypt; disease prevalence is considered high in this country. Travellers should also maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and food and water safety.