Short report: further evidence for hepatitis E in the Brazilian Amazon.

During an investigation of a hepatitis outbreak occurring in a small village in the Brazilian Amazon, serum samples from 16 recent hepatitis cases and 66 of their asymptomatic relatives were tested for the presence of hepatitis A, B, C, and E markers. Sanitation is poor and organized disposal of sewage is absent in the village. Two of the 16 hepatitis cases… (More)