Pork Consumption and Seroprevalence of Hepatitis E Virus,Thailand, 2007–2008
Published Date:Sep 2014
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 20(9):1531-1534.
Hepatitis E Virus
History, 21st Century
Public Health Surveillance
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4178419
Description:The nationwide seroprevalence of hepatitis E IgG was determined among young men in Thailand. Overall seroprevalence was 14% (95% CI 13%-15%); range by province was 3%-26%. Seroprevalence was lowest in the south, an area predominantly occupied by persons of the Islam religion, whose dietary laws proscribe pork.
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