Outbreak of waterborne hepatitis E in Hyderabad, India, 2005.

@article{Sailaja2009OutbreakOW,
  title={Outbreak of waterborne hepatitis E in Hyderabad, India, 2005.},
  author={B Sailaja and Manoj V. Murhekar and Yvan J.F. Hutin and S Kuruva and Subramanyam N. Murthy and K S Jowaher Reddy and Gao-xiong Rao and Mohan Digambar Gupte},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={234-40}
}
A large outbreak of hepatitis E occurred in 2005 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. A total of 1611 cases were reported between 1 March and 31 December 2005 (attack rate 40/100,000). The epidemic curve suggested a continuing common source outbreak. Cases were centred around open sewage drains that crossed the old city. The attack rate was significantly higher in neighbourhood blocks supplied by water supply lines that crossed open drains (203/100,000) than in blocks supplied by non-crossing… CONTINUE READING