Outbreak of hepatitis A associated with men who have sex with men (MSM), England, July 2016 to January 2017

Kazim Beebeejaun*, S. Degala, K. Balogun, Ian Simms, S. C. Woodhall, E. Heinsbroek, Paul Crook, I. Kar-Purkayastha, J. Treacy, K. Wedgwood, K. Jordan, Sema Mandal, Siew Lin Ngui, Michael Edelstein

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Abstract

Between July 2016 and January 2017, 37 confirmed cases of hepatitis A with two unique IA genotype strains primarily among men who have sex with men, were reported across eight areas in England and Northern Ireland. Epidemiological and laboratory investigations indicate that these strains may have been imported several times from Spain, with secondary sexual transmission in the United Kingdom. Local and national public health services are collaborating to control this ongoing outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2017

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