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Outbreak of hepatitis A genotype IB in Australia associated with imported frozen pomegranate arils

Franklin, Neil; Camphor, Hendrik; Wright, Rosemary; Stafford, Russell; Glasgow, K.; Sheppeard, V.


Locally acquired hepatitis A infection is re-emerging in Australia owing to person-to-person outbreaks among men who have sex with men and imported frozen produce. This paper describes a multi-state foodborne outbreak in the first half of 2018. Enhanced human epidemiological investigation including a case–control study, as well as microbial surveillance and trace-back investigations concluded that the outbreak was caused by consumption of imported frozen pomegranate arils. A total of 30 cases...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-01-25
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268818003515
Access Rights: Open Access


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