Hepatitis A among international adoptees and their contacts

Gayle E. Fischer, Eyasu H. Teshale, Claudia Miller, Casey Schumann, Kathleen Winter, Franny Elson, Katherine Horan, Christie M. Reed, Gregory L. Armstrong, Joseph F. Perz

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We identified 27 cases of hepatitis A among international adoptees (5 persons), their direct or indirect contacts (20 persons), and unvaccinated travelers to the adoptees' countries (2 persons). Most cases occurred among nontraveling contacts of adoptees, suggesting the need to extend prevention guidelines to include hepatitis A vaccination for at-risk nontravelers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)812-814
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 15 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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