A community outbreak of hepatitis A is described, involving 23 persons in a small town in central Israel.
Seventy-four percent of the cases were related to a contact with toddlers in one nursery class in a day care center.
There were no overt cases in that class itself.
The mode of transmission exemplified in this community underlines the difficulties in identifying a common source of hepatitis A infection, which is necessary for the elimination of a further spread of the disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale A, Virose, Infection, Garderie enfant, Transmission, Source, Epidémiologie, Diagnostic, Enfant, Homme, Israël, Asie, Etude cas, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Viral hepatitis A, Viral disease, Infection, Day care center, Transmission, Source, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Child, Human, Israel, Asia, Case study, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0465063
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 22/03/2000.