Hepatitis A in travellers returning from Egypt


A multistate outbreak of hepatitis A has been reported among people with a travel history to Egypt. Cases have been reported from several European countries. Hepatitis A vaccination prior to travel is recommended for travellers to hepatitis A endemic areas, including Egypt. See map of endemic areas:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2012/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/hepatitis-a.htm

Further information:
ECDC update

ECDC Rapid risk assessment

Factsheet on hepatitis A