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Volume 15, Number 11—November 2009

Research

Epidemiology of Hepatitis A Virus Infections, Germany, 2007–2008

Mirko S. Faber, Klaus Stark, Susanne C. Behnke, Eckart Schreier, and Christina FrankComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany

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Table 3

Travel characteristics of 346 patients infected with hepatitis A virus, Germany, 2007–2008

Characteristic No. (%) patients
Destination
Turkey 89 (35.6)
Former Yugoslavia 24 (9.6)
Egypt 18 (7.2)
Spain 15 (6.0)
Pakistan 10 (4.0)
Morocco 7 (2.8)
Others 86 (34.5)
All
249 (99.7)
Duration of travel, d
1–14 51 (22.7)
15–29 62 (27.6)
30–180 112 (49.8)
All
225 (100)
Type of travel
Visiting friends or family 149 (63.9)
Other vacation 79 (33.9)
Business 5 (2.1)
All
233 (100)
Type of accommodation
Private 141 (73.1)
Hotel or cruise ship 52 (26.9)
All 193 (100)

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