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of hepatitis A virus from a water
responsible for a common source outbreak of hepatitis A
Bloch, SL Stramer, JD Smith, HS Margolis, HA Fields, TW
McKinley, CP Gerba, JE Maynard and RK Sikes
of Epidemiology, Georgia Department of Human Resources,
An outbreak of hepatitis A occurred in a
north Georgia trailer park served by a private well. Of 18
residents who were serosusceptible to hepatitis A virus (HAV),
16 (89%) developed hepatitis A. Well water samples were
collected 3 months after illness onset in the index case and
28 days after illness onset in the last trailer park resident.
Hepatitis A virus antigen (HAVAg) was detected in the samples
by enzyme immunoassay from three of the five cell lines
following two 30-day passages and from a fourth cell line
following a third passage of 21 days.
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