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A local outbreak of Hepatitis E: a rare cause of viral hepatitis in Australia

Abstract

Hepatitis E is a not uncommon cause of viral hepatitis globally but is relatively rare in Australia. Here we report a case of acute Hepatitis E that was acquired in Sydney and was part of a cluster believed to be infected locally. This is to our knowledge the first known outbreak of locally-acquired Hepatitis E in Australia. We discuss pathogenesis, clinical features and means by which further spread of infection can be limited. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Type Journal
ISBN 1445-5994 (Electronic) 1444-0903 (Linking)
Authors Pokorny, A. M.; Pokorny, C. S.;
Publisher Name INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL
Published Date 2015-11-01
Status Published in-print
URL link to publisher's version http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26444571
OpenAccess link to author's accepted manuscript version https://publications.gimr.garvan.org.au/open-access/13276