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Community-wide outbreak of hepatitis A in Latvia in 2008 - an update.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19161728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An outbreak of hepatitis A has been ongoing in Latvia with 2,817 confirmed cases reported between 20 November 2007 and 31 December 2008. Initially the spread of infection was due to transmission among drug users and other high-risk groups, as well as several outbreaks in Riga (affecting a school and a restaurant), but in the second half of the year led to a community-wide increase in the number of cases. Molecular analysis of 100 strains showed that 95 belonged to genotype IA, of which 89 were identical and six were single nucleotide variants of the same sequence.
J Perevoscikovs; I Lucenko; S Magone; A Brila; J Curikova; H Vennema
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1560-7917     ISO Abbreviation:  Euro Surveill.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-23     Completed Date:  2009-04-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887452     Medline TA:  Euro Surveill     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
State Agency Public Health Agency (Sabiedrības veselības aģentūra), Riga, Latvia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data*
Hepatitis A / epidemiology*
Latvia / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Population Surveillance*
Risk Assessment / methods*
Risk Factors
Young Adult

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