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A Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis A Associated With Semidried Tomatoes in Australia, 2009

Donnan , E J; Fielding, James; Gregory, Joy; Lalor, Karin; Rowe, Stacey; Goldsmith, Paul; Antoniu, Mira; Fullerton, Kathleen; Knope, Katrina; Copland, Joy; Scott, Bowden; Tracy, Samantha; Hogg, Geoffrey; Tan, Agnes; Adamopoulos, Jim; Gatson, Joanna; Vally, Hassan

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Background: A large outbreak of hepatitis A affected individuals in several Australian states in 2009, resulting in a 2-fold increase in cases reported to state health departments compared with 2008. Two peaks of infection occurred (April-May and September-November), with surveillance data suggesting locally acquired infections from a widely distributed food product. Methods: Two case-control studies were completed. Intensive product trace-back and food sampling was undertaken. Genotyping was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66202
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1093/cid/cir949

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