Stable HEV IgG seroprevalence in Belgium between 2006 and 2014.

Last updated on 12-5-2022 by Steven Van Gucht

Peer reviewed scientific article




Recent European studies suggest an emergence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection. We evaluated trends in birth cohort-specific HEV seroprevalence and regional differences in Belgium. HEV IgG seroprevalence was analysed on national serum banks (1579 and 2087 samples for 2006 and 2014, respectively. Hepatitis E virus antigen was tested on positive samples. Observed data were modelled using a generalized additive model with a complementary log-log link. No significant differences between birth cohorts or sexes were found. Modelling identified the individual’s age and province as relevant fact…

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