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, C. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Bloch, A. B., Stramer, S. L., Smith, J. D., Margolis, H. S., Fields, H. A., McKinley, T. W., Gerba, C. P., Maynard, J. E., & 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. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.80.4.428