A possible foodborne outbreak of hepatitis A in the Netherlands, January-February 2010

M. Petrignani*, L. Verhoef, R. van Hunen, C. Swaan, J. van Steenbergen, I. Boxman, H.J. Ober, H. Vennema, M. Koopmans

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Abstract

As of 1 March 2010, a total of 11 primary cases with onset of symptoms between 31 December 2009 and 10 February 2010, have been identified with identical hepatitis A genotype IB strains in the Netherlands. A relation with Australian and French foodborne outbreaks occurring in 2009 and 2010 is suspected. Ten of the 11 primary cases indicated that they had consumed one or more products containing semi-dried tomatoes during their incubation period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-11
Number of pages3
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume15
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

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    Petrignani, M., Verhoef, L., van Hunen, R., Swaan, C., van Steenbergen, J., Boxman, I., Ober, H. J., Vennema, H., & Koopmans, M. (2010). A possible foodborne outbreak of hepatitis A in the Netherlands, January-February 2010. Eurosurveillance, 15(11), 9-11. https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/ese.15.11.19512-en