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Update: a food-borne outbreak of hepatitis A in the Netherlands related to semi-dried tomatoes in oil, January-February 2010.
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PMID:  20504389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between 31 December 2009 and 10 February 2010, 13 patients were infected by an identical hepatitis A virus strain not previously detected in the Netherlands. They had not been abroad and were widely distributed over the Netherlands. A case-control study including 12 cases and 44 controls identified semi-dried tomatoes in oil as the source of the outbreak (odds ratio: 20.0; 95% confidence interval: 1.5-274). The virus was not detected in any of 81 tested food samples. International trace-back is still ongoing.
M Petrignani; M Harms; L Verhoef; R van Hunen; C Swaan; J van Steenbergen; I Boxman; R Peran I Sala; Hj Ober; H Vennema; M Koopmans; W van Pelt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1560-7917     ISO Abbreviation:  Euro Surveill.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-27     Completed Date:  2010-09-09     Revised Date:  2013-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887452     Medline TA:  Euro Surveill     Country:  Sweden    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Health Service (GGD Zuid-Holland West), Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Disease Outbreaks
Food Contamination / analysis*
Hepatitis A / epidemiology*,  etiology
Hepatitis A virus / isolation & purification*
Lycopersicon esculentum / microbiology*
Middle Aged
Netherlands / epidemiology
Young Adult

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