A possible outbreak of hepatitis a associated with semidried tomatoes, England, July-November 2011

C. Carvalho*, Helen Thomas, K. Balogun, R. Tedder, Richard Pebody, Mary Ramsay, Siew Lin Ngui

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    Abstract

    In October 2011, two primary cases of hepatitis A virus NM (HAV) infection with identical HAV genotype IB strains to those seen in other outbreaks associated with semidried tomatoes were reported in England. Both cases had consumed semi-dried tomatoes. Epidemiological investigations revealed two additional cases of genotype IB strains with different sequences who also reported having consumed semi-dried tomatoes. In November, five cases of HAV infection with closely related strains were identified in the Netherlands. A foodborne multiple-strain outbreak is suspected.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEurosurveillance
    Volume17
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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