Changes in prevalence of hepatitis A and associated factors in Setif-Algeria
Publication date: November 2017
Source:Revue d'Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique, Volume 65, Issue 6
Author(s): W. Guenifi, S. Laouamri, A. Lacheheb
Hepatitis A, a waterborne disease associated with fecal contamination, remains the most common acute hepatitis worldwide. Generally considered to be a disease affecting children living in poor sanitary conditions, hepatitis A affects the adult population if hygiene improves. Studies conducted during the 1980s ranked Algeria as a highly endemic area. Thirty years on, we conducted this cross-sectional epidemiological study with the main...