The morbidity and mortality rates of viral hepatitis A, B and Delta have dramatically dropped in Italy during the last decades. Thanks to the general improvements in hygiene and sanitation, hepatitis A has shifted from a high to an intermediate/low endemicity status. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended to people at increased risk, including travellers to endemic areas, military personnel and individuals at occupational risk. The implementation of universal anti-hepatitis B vaccination of infants and adolescents has resulted in a dramatic decline in disease burden and in the carrier rate. An additional benefit of hepatitis B vaccination is that hepatitis Delta has also substantially declined.
The changing face of the epidemiology of type A, B, and D viral hepatitis in Italy, following the implementation of vaccination / L. Romano’, S. Paladini, C. Tagliacarne, A. Zappa, A.R. Zanetti. - In: VACCINE. - ISSN 0264-410X. - 27:25-26(2009), pp. 3439-3442.
|Titolo:||The changing face of the epidemiology of type A, B, and D viral hepatitis in Italy, following the implementation of vaccination|
ROMANO', LUISA (Primo)
PALADINI, SARA (Secondo)
ZAPPA, ALESSANDRA (Penultimo)
ZANETTI, ALESSANDRO REMO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Epidemiology; Prevention; Viral hepatitis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.01.056|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|