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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Mar 15;44(6):838-40. Epub 2007 Feb 13.

Use of molecular epidemiology to confirm a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A caused by consumption of oysters.

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Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. sbialek@cdc.gov

Abstract

The 39 oyster consumption-related cases of hepatitis A reported in 2005 represent the first large outbreak of hepatitis A associated with shellfish consumption in the United States in >15 years. This is the first outbreak investigation in which an identical hepatitis A virus sequence was obtained from both the implicated food product and case patients.

PMID:
17304457
DOI:
10.1086/511874
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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