Hepatitis A outbreak in a socially-contained religious community in rural southern Ontario.

@article{Hockin1997HepatitisAO,
  title={Hepatitis A outbreak in a socially-contained religious community in rural southern Ontario.},
  author={James C Hockin and Shafieka Isaacs and Dorothy Miller. Cora Kittle and G Brimmer and Nina Bailey and Susan Tamblyn},
  journal={Canada communicable disease report = Releve des maladies transmissibles au Canada},
  year={1997},
  volume={23 21},
  pages={161-6}
}
Hepatitis A is a virus usually causing a self-limiting illness with very mild to inapparent symptoms in children. Adult illness can be severe, lasting 2 to 6 weeks or longer with symptoms of fever, malaise, anorexia, nausea, and abdominal pain followed by dark urine and jaundice (1). For persons > 60 years of age, the case-fatality rate is 3% (2). The usual route of transmission is fecal-oral. Outbreaks of hepatitis A have been associated with contaminated water or food. Infected individuals… CONTINUE READING