Viral hepatitis E outbreak in Al-Sadr city, Baghdad, Iraq.

@article{AlNasrawi2010ViralHE,
  title={Viral hepatitis E outbreak in Al-Sadr city, Baghdad, Iraq.},
  author={K K Al-Nasrawi and Jawad Kadhim Al Diwan and Tariq S. Al-Hadithi and Abdoulaye Mahamat Saleh},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={
          1128-32
        }
}
  • K. K. Al-Nasrawi, J. K. Al Diwan, A. M. Saleh
  • Published 1 November 2010
  • Medicine
  • Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a major cause of acute hepatitis in many developing countries. This study describes an outbreak of HEV infection in Al-Sadr city, Baghdad. Blood samples obtained from patients with jaundice attending 19 primary health care centres in AI-Sadr city during a 6-month period in 2005 were tested for HEV. HEV (IgM) antibodies were detected in 38.1% of 268 patients. The association of HEV infection with unacceptable residual chlorine concentrations and/or bacteriologically… 

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