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Hepatitis E among U.S. travelers, 1989-1992.

Abstract

Outbreaks of hepatitis E (i.e., enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis) have occurred in some parts of the world and have generally been related to contaminated water supplies. Until recently, when research-based serologic tests (1,2) were developed to test for antibody to hepatitis E virus (anti-HEV), no serologic test was available to identify HEV infection, and diagnosis depended on a history of exposure in an appropriate epidemiologic setting and the exclusion of other causes of viral hepatitis. During 1989-1992, acute HEV infection was documented among six persons in the United States who had returned from international travel. This report summarizes CDC's serologic documentation of acute HEV infection--presumed to have been acquired during international travel--in four of these persons.

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MeSH

Adult
Female
Hepatitis E
Humans
Male
Serologic Tests
Travel
United States

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8418395

Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "Hepatitis E Among U.S. Travelers, 1989-1992." MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 42, no. 1, 1993, pp. 1-4.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hepatitis E among U.S. travelers, 1989-1992. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1993;42(1):1-4.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (1993). Hepatitis E among U.S. travelers, 1989-1992. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 42(1), pp. 1-4.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hepatitis E Among U.S. Travelers, 1989-1992. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1993 Jan 15;42(1):1-4. PubMed PMID: 8418395.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hepatitis E among U.S. travelers, 1989-1992. A1 - ,, PY - 1993/1/15/pubmed PY - 1993/1/15/medline PY - 1993/1/15/entrez SP - 1 EP - 4 JF - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report JO - MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. VL - 42 IS - 1 N2 - Outbreaks of hepatitis E (i.e., enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis) have occurred in some parts of the world and have generally been related to contaminated water supplies. Until recently, when research-based serologic tests (1,2) were developed to test for antibody to hepatitis E virus (anti-HEV), no serologic test was available to identify HEV infection, and diagnosis depended on a history of exposure in an appropriate epidemiologic setting and the exclusion of other causes of viral hepatitis. During 1989-1992, acute HEV infection was documented among six persons in the United States who had returned from international travel. This report summarizes CDC's serologic documentation of acute HEV infection--presumed to have been acquired during international travel--in four of these persons. SN - 0149-2195 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8418395/full_citation L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/3334 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -