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A sero-epidemiologic study of a water-borne epidemic of viral hepatitis in Kolhapur City, India

  • M. A. Sreenivasan (a1), A. Sehgal (a1), S. R. Prasad (a1) and S. Dhorje (a1)

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Between February and March 1981 an epidemic of hepatitis occurred in Kolhapur City, Maharashtra State, India. Approximately 1200 cases of jaundice were reported; more than 300 patients were hospitalized and three died. The epidemiological investigations showed a distinct concentration of cases in municipal ward E of the city. Investigations of the ward E water supply system disclosed gross contamination of raw water with sewage at source. The serological studies revealed that the aetiological agent responsible for this epidemic was neither hepatitis A virus nor hepatitis B virus but was likely to have been due to a non-A, non-B hepatitis virus.

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A sero-epidemiologic study of a water-borne epidemic of viral hepatitis in Kolhapur City, India

  • M. A. Sreenivasan (a1), A. Sehgal (a1), S. R. Prasad (a1) and S. Dhorje (a1)

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