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

A. B. Bloch, S. L. Stramer, J. D. Smith, H. S. Margolis, H. A. Fields, T. W. McKinley, Charles P Gerba, J. E. Maynard, R. K. Sikes

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Abstract

An outbreak of hepatitis A occurred in a north Georgia 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-430
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume80
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Hepatitis A virus
Hepatitis A
Water Supply
Disease Outbreaks
Hepatitis A Antigens
Cell Line
Sick Leave
Immunoenzyme Techniques
Water

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Bloch, A. B., Stramer, S. L., Smith, J. D., Margolis, H. S., Fields, H. A., McKinley, T. W., ... Sikes, R. K. (1990). 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.

Recovery of hepatitis A virus from a water supply responsible for a common source outbreak of hepatitis A. / Bloch, A. B.; Stramer, S. L.; Smith, J. D.; Margolis, H. S.; Fields, H. A.; McKinley, T. W.; Gerba, Charles P; Maynard, J. E.; Sikes, R. K.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 80, No. 4, 1990, p. 428-430.

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Bloch, AB, Stramer, SL, Smith, JD, Margolis, HS, Fields, HA, McKinley, TW, Gerba, CP, Maynard, JE & Sikes, RK 1990, 'Recovery of hepatitis A virus from a water supply responsible for a common source outbreak of hepatitis A', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 80, no. 4, pp. 428-430.
Bloch AB, Stramer SL, Smith JD, Margolis HS, Fields HA, McKinley TW et al. Recovery of hepatitis A virus from a water supply responsible for a common source outbreak of hepatitis A. American Journal of Public Health. 1990;80(4):428-430.
Bloch, A. B. ; Stramer, S. L. ; Smith, J. D. ; Margolis, H. S. ; Fields, H. A. ; McKinley, T. W. ; Gerba, Charles P ; Maynard, J. E. ; Sikes, R. K. / Recovery of hepatitis A virus from a water supply responsible for a common source outbreak of hepatitis A. In: American Journal of Public Health. 1990 ; Vol. 80, No. 4. pp. 428-430.
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