Epidemic Investigation of the Jaundice Outbreak in Girdharnagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, 2008

@inproceedings{Chauhan2010EpidemicIO,
  title={Epidemic Investigation of the Jaundice Outbreak in Girdharnagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, 2008},
  author={Naresh T Chauhan and Prakash Prajapati and Atul V. Trivedi and Aroor Bhagyalaxmi},
  booktitle={Indian journal of community medicine : official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Since 1976, seven outbreaks of hepatitis E occurred in Ahmedabad. Clusters of jaundice cases were reported on June 19, 2008, by a civic center, Girdharnagar ward, Ahmedabad. OBJECTIVES THE OBJECTIVES WERE AS FOLLOWS: (1) to identify the etiological agent, source of outbreak, and mode of transmission; (2) to propose a control measure based on the outbreak investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS We defined a case as an acute illness with (a) a discrete onset of symptoms and (b… CONTINUE READING