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High prevalence of hepatitis E virus antibodies in Sao Paulo, Southeastern Brazil: analysis of a group of blood donors representative of the general population

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Title
High prevalence of hepatitis E virus antibodies in Sao Paulo, Southeastern Brazil: analysis of a group of blood donors representative of the general population
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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, September 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.bjid.2017.05.004
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Ana Maria Passos-Castilho, Mônica Renata Reinaldo, Anne de Sena, Celso F.H. Granato

Abstract

Brazil is a non-endemic country for hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection with seroprevalence from 1% to 4% in blood donors and the general population. However, data on seroprevalence of HEV in the country are still limited. This study evaluated the prevalence of past or present HEV infection in a group of blood donors representative of the general population of the city of Sao Paulo, Southeastern Brazil. Serum samples from 500 blood donors were tested from July to September 2014 by serological and molecular methods. Anti-HEV IgG antibodies were detected in 49 (9.8%) subjects and categorized age groups revealed an age-dependent increase of HEV seroprevalence. Among the anti-HEV IgG positive subjects, only 1 had anti-HEV IgM while none tested positive for HEV-RNA. The present data demonstrate a higher seroprevalence of anti-HEV IgG than previously reported in the region.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 17%
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Student > Master 5 9%
Other 13 24%
Unknown 7 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 26%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 9%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 12 22%

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