The relative significance of intrafamilial transmission and continued water contamination in the spread of hepatitis E is not known.
To resolve this question, two surveys were conducted during a large bimodal waterborne epidemic of hepatitis E in Kanpur, India, affecting an estimated 79 000 persons : i) April 1991 : covering 420 houses (60 houses each in seven municipal wards) selected using multistage sampling and random number tables, and ii) May 1992 : covering the same families in five municipal wards with incidence rates exceeding 1.5% in the first survey.
The number of affected cases in each family and the time of onset of disease in each case were recorded.
The time interval between the first ( « index ») case and the subsequent ( « later ») case (s) in each family was calculated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hépatite virale ni A ni B, Virose, Infection, Transmission homme homme, Etude comparative, Contamination, Homme, Etude familiale, Eau, Epidémiologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Foie pathologie, Hépatite virale E
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Non A non B viral hepatitis, Viral disease, Infection, Transmission from man to man, Comparative study, Contamination, Human, Family study, Water, Epidemiology, Digestive diseases, Hepatic disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0085873
Code Inist : 002B05C02G. Création : 09/06/1995.