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First reported outbreak of locally acquired hepatitis E virus infection in Australia

Yapa, Chaturangi; Furlong, Catriona; Rosewell, Alexander; Ward, K. A.; Adamson, Sheena; Shadbolt, Craig T.; Kok, Jen; Tracy, Samantha; Bowden, Scott; Smedley, Elizabeth J.; Ferson, Mark J.; Sheppeard, V.; McAnulty, Jeremy M.


Objective: To determine the source and extent of a locally acquired hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection outbreak. Design, setting and participants: A cluster of notified cases of HEV infection linked to a single restaurant (X) was identified in May 2014. People with laboratory-confirmed HEV infection in New South Wales between January 2013 and December 2014 were interviewed about potential risk factors for HEV infection. Co-diners at restaurant X and patients with suspected but unexplained viral...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Medical Journal of Australia
DOI: 10.5694/mja15.00955
Access Rights: Open Access


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