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Use of Molecular Epidemiology to Confirm a Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis a Caused by Consumption of Oysters

Stephanie R. Bialek, Prethiba A. George, Guo-Liang Xia, Marc B. Glatzer, Miles L. Motes, John E. Veazey, Roberta M. Hammond, Timothy Jones, Y. Carol Shieh, Janet Wamnes, Gilberto Vaughan, Yury Khudyakov and Anthony E. Fiore

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 6, pages 838-840
Published in print March 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/511874
Use of Molecular Epidemiology to Confirm a Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis a Caused by Consumption of Oysters

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The 39 oyster consumption-related cases of hepatitis A reported in 2005 represent the first large outbreak of hepatitis A associated with shellfish consumption in the United States in >15 years. This is the first outbreak investigation in which an identical hepatitis A virus sequence was obtained from both the implicated food product and case patients.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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