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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-67

Investigation Of An Out-Break Of Viral Hepatits

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An out-break of Viral Hepatitis appeared at Ammakkapet Village, Ibrahimpatnam Mandal, Karimnagar District, Andhra Pradesh in the Months November and December of 1989. sera from patients and contacts of patients and contacts of patients were screened for hepatitis markers like HBs Ag, Anti HBc IgM by ELISA technique. The water samples collected from the three drinking water sources of the village were subjected to chemical and bacteriological analysis. The results indicated that the out-break was due to enterically transmitted Non-A, Non-B hepatitis and polluted water could be the possible source of infection.


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