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Importance of molecular typing in confirmation of the source of a national hepatitis A virus outbreak in Norway and the detection of a related cluster in Germany

DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.37507
Guzman-Herrador, Bernardo R. ; Panning, Marcus ; Stene-Johansen, Kathrine ; Borgen, Katrine ; Einöder-Moreno, Margot ; Huzly, Daniela ; Jensvoll, Laila ; Lange, Heidi ; Maassen, Sigrid ; Myking, Solveig ; Myrmel, Mette ; Neumann-Haefelin, Christoph ; Nygård, Karin ; Wenzel, Jürgen J. ; Øye, Ann Kristin ; Vold, Line
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Abstract

In March 2014, after an increase of notifications of domestically acquired hepatitis A virus infections, an outbreak investigation was launched in Norway. Sequenced-based typing results showed that these cases were associated with a strain that was identical to one causing an ongoing multinational outbreak in Europe linked to frozen mixed berries. Thirty-three confirmed cases with the outbreak ...

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