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Recovery of hepatitis A virus from a water supply responsible for a common source outbreak of hepatitis A



Recovery of hepatitis A virus from a water supply responsible for a common source outbreak of hepatitis A



American Journal of Public Health 80(4): 428-430



An outbreak of hepatitis A occurred in a north Georgia (USA) trailer park served by a private well. Of 18 residents who were serosusceptible to hepatitis A virus (HAV), 16 (89%) developed hepatitis A. Well water samples were collected 3 months after illness onset in the index case and 28 days after illness onset in the last trailer park resident. Hepatitis A virus antigen (HAVAg) was detected in the samples by enzyme immunoassay from three of the five cell lines following two 30-day passages and from a fourth cell line following a third passage of 21 days.

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PMID: 2156462

DOI: 10.2105/ajph.80.4.428


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