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Table 1 Search Strategy for PUBMED

From: A systematic review of the epidemiology of hepatitis A in Africa

Query # Search Query
#1 hepatitis A [MeSH Terms] OR hepatitis A [All Fields] OR acute hepatitis A [MeSH Terms] OR acute hepatitis A [All Fields]
#2 epidemiology [MeSH Terms] OR epidemiology [All Fields]
#3 incidence [MeSH Terms] or incidence [All Fields]
#4 prevalence [MeSH Terms] or prevalence [All Fields]
#5 morbidity [MeSH Terms] OR morbidity [All Fields] OR hospitalisation [MeSH Terms] OR hospitalisation [All Fields] OR hospitalization [MeSH Terms] or hospitalization [All Fields]
#6 mortality [MeSH Terms] OR mortality [All Fields] OR case-fatality [MeSH Terms] OR case-fatality [All Fields]
#7 Africa [MeSH Terms] OR Africa [All Fields] OR Algeria [All Fields] OR Angola [All Fields] OR Benin [All Fields] OR Botswana [All Fields] OR Burkina Faso [All Fields] OR Burundi [All Fields] OR Cabo Verde [All Fields] OR Cameroon [All Fields] OR Central African Republic [All Fields] OR Chad [All Fields] OR Comoros [All Fields] OR Congo [All Fields] OR Cote d’Ivoire [All Fields] OR Djibouti [All Fields] OR Egypt [All Fields] OR Equatorial Guinea [All Fields] OR Eritrea [All Fields] OR Ethiopia [All Fields] OR Gabon [All Fields] OR Gambia [All Fields] OR Ghana [All Fields] OR Guinea [All Fields] OR Guinea-Bissau [All Fields] OR Kenya [All Fields] OR Lesotho [All Fields] OR Liberia [All Fields] OR Libya [All Fields] OR Madagascar [All Fields] OR Malawi [All Fields] OR Mali [All Fields] OR Mauritania [All Fields] OR Mauritius [All Fields] OR Morocco [All Fields] OR Mozambique [All Fields] OR Namibia [All Fields] OR Niger [All Fields] OR Nigeria [All Fields] OR Rwanda [All Fields] OR Sao Tome and Principe [All Fields] OR Senegal [All Fields] OR Seychelles [All Fields] OR Sierra Leone [All Fields] OR Somalia [All Fields] OR South Africa [All Fields] OR South Sudan [All Fields] OR Sudan [All Fields] OR Swaziland [All Fields] OR Tanzania [All Fields] OR Togo [All Fields] OR Tunisia [All Fields] OR Uganda [All Fields] OR Zambia [All Fields] OR Zimbabwe [All Fields]
#8 2005 [PDAT]: 2018 [PDAT]
#9 #1 AND #2 AND #3 AND #4 AND #
  1. Age of participants are included in search filter
  2. Abbreviations: MeSH Medical Subject Heading, PDAT Publication date