In July 2004, the health inspectorate of the Flemish community observed a sharp increase in reports of cases of hepatitis A. Between 7 July and 10 August 80 cases were reported in the Grimbergen area (Vlaams-Brabant province) and 172 cases in Antwerp province. In comparison, 12 cases were reported in Vlaams-Brabant and 32 in Antwerp in the period January-June 2004. Cases were clustered in space and time, notably in specific towns. Most patients were young adults.
Auteur : de Schrijver K, Robesyn E, Top G, Hanquet G
Eurosurveillance. European communicable disease quarterly, 2004, vol. 9, n°. 3, p. 24-5