HEV research in Bangladesh

International scientific workgroup fulfilled the study of HEV in Bangladesh.

Hepatitis E is usually reported in the literature as large outbreaks with thousands of cases associated with contaminated drinking water systems. Small clusters of hepatitis E may occur in endemic areas, but
may be less frequently reported to public health authorities. The objective of
the analysis was to report on the frequency of small clusters of hepatitis E
identified through event based outbreak surveillance and a research project
in Bangladesh. An ELISA produced by Diagnostic Systems was used to identify the cases.

The results of the study were presented at International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (Atlanta, USA, March 2012):

Board 72. Underestimated Burden of Hepatitis E: Contribution
of Small Clusters Identified in Bangladesh

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