An outbreak of hepatitis A associated with green onions.

  title={An outbreak of hepatitis A associated with green onions.},
  author={C. Wheeler and T. Vogt and G. Armstrong and G. Vaughan and A. Weltman and O. Nainan and V. Dato and G. Xia and K. Waller and J. Amon and Teresa M Lee and Angela P Highbaugh-Battle and C. Hembree and Stephanie Evenson and Michael A Ruta and I. Williams and A. Fiore and B. Bell},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={353 9},
BACKGROUND In November 2003, a large hepatitis A outbreak was identified among patrons of a single Pennsylvania restaurant. We investigated the cause of the outbreak and factors that contributed to its unprecedented size. METHODS Demographic and clinical outcome data were collected from patients with laboratory confirmation of hepatitis A, and restaurant workers were tested for hepatitis A. A case-control study was conducted among patrons who dined at the restaurant between October 3 and… Expand
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