Hepatitis a virus infection from a contaminated tap of ground water facility in a Neighborhood Park, Republic of Korea

Sukhyun Ryu, Sul A. Won, Jungwoo Uh, Joon-Young Song

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Abstract

A patient with Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection was notified to the public health authority. The identical HAV was found at a water dispensing outlet at the ground water facility and the toilet close to the facility. Serosurveillance in the community was conducted. Suspicious individuals were asked to visit city public health center and had a serologic test for anti-HAV Ig M. Overall, 100 individuals were tested, and all were negative for the anti-HAV Ig M. In our study cohort, we could not identify additional case of HAV infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Hepatitis A
  • Korea
  • Serosurveillance
  • Water wells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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