Hepatitis A: an epidemiological survey in blood donors, France 2015 to 2017

Publié le 24 Mai 2018
Mis à jour le 10 Janvier 2020

Since mid-2016, hepatitis A virus (HAV) outbreaks, involving predominantly men who have sex with men (MSM), have affected countries in Europe and overseas. In France, HAV screening of blood donations in 2017 revealed a HAV-RNA prevalence ca fivefold higher than during 2015-16 (4.42/106 vs 0.86/106; p = 0.0005). In 2017, despite a higher male-to-female ratio (5.5 vs 0.7) and the identification of MSM-associated outbreak strains, only one of 11 infected male donors self-reported being a MSM.

Auteur : Gallian Pierre, Barlet Valérie, Mouna Lina, Gross Sylvie, Lecam Sophie, Ricard Céline, Wind Françoise, Pouchol Elodie, Fabra Cécile, Flan Benoit, Visse Catherine, Djoudi Rachid, Couturier Elisabeth, de Valk Henriette, Tiberghien Pierre, Roque-Afonso Anne-Marie
Eurosurveillance, 2018, vol. 23, n°. 21, p. 9-13