An outbreak of enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis in Pakistan

M. Iqbal, A. Ahmed, A. Qamar, K. Dixon, J. F. Duncan, N. U. Islam, A. Rauf, J. P. Bryan, I. A. Malik, L. J. Legters

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Abstract

An epidemic of enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis occurred at a college in Sargodha, Pakistan in early 1987. There were 133 clinical cases, an attack rate of approximately 20%. Though the disease was relatively mild, all clinical cases required hospitalization and prolonged convalescence. Nearly all cases were associated with a single water source. The epidemic ended when the water supply was improved. This is the 4th described epidemic of non-A, non-B hepatitis in Pakistan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-443
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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