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Fatal outbreaks of jaundice in pregnancy and the epidemic history of hepatitis

@inproceedings{Teo2012FatalOO,
  title={Fatal outbreaks of jaundice in pregnancy and the epidemic history of hepatitis},
  author={C.-G. Teo},
  year={2012}
}
  • C.-G. Teo
  • Published 2012
  • Space–time clustering of people who fall acutely ill with jaundice, then slip into coma and death, is an alarming phenomenon, more markedly so when the victims are mostly or exclusively pregnant. Documentation of the peculiar, fatal predisposition of pregnant women during outbreaks of jaundice identifies hepatitis E and enables construction of its epidemic history. Between the last decade of the 18th century and the early decades of the 20th century, hepatitis E-like outbreaks were reported… CONTINUE READING

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