Published in Law and Health Weekly, March 27th, 2004
According to recent research from South Africa, "Endemic circulation of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in Namibia was suspected from serological data during an outbreak of non-A, non-B hepatitis in Rundu in 1995."
"The source of the outbreak was suspected to be the water supply, which had been compromised approximately 6 months earlier," noted H.T. Maila and coauthors at the University of Witwatersrand. "Four HEV isolates from four different persons in this outbreak were successfully amplified, sequenced and analysed over a 451 bp region of a sulogenomic fragment from the...
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