Epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of hepatitis A in rural China.

  title={Epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of hepatitis A in rural China.},
  author={Ping Yu and Lihong Huang and Hui Ying Li and Mingbin Liu and Jun Zong and Chao Li and Feng Chen},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
OBJECTIVES This investigation was a response to an outbreak of hepatitis A in rural China in 2013. The objectives were to identify the pattern of transmission and the risk factors. METHODS A probable case was defined as an individual in/nearby the village of the outbreak with jaundice and/or an elevation of serum alanine aminotransferase (at or above 80 IU/l) plus at least three of the following symptoms: fever (axillary temperature ≥37 °C), headache, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, or abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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