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A large outbreak of hepatitis E among a displaced population in Darfur, Sudan, 2004: the role of water treatment methods.

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BACKGROUND: The conflict in Darfur, Sudan, was responsible for the displacement of 1.8 million civilians. We investigated a large outbreak of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in Mornay camp (78,800 inhabitants) in western Darfur. METHODS: To describe the outbreak, we used clinical and demographic information from cases recorded at the camp between 26 July and 31 December 2004. We conducted a case-cohort study and a retrospective cohort study to identify risk factors for clinical and asympto...

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10.1086/504321

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Guthmann, JP More by this author
Klovstad, H More by this author
Pinoges, L More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
42
Issue:
12
Pages:
1685-1691
Publication date:
2006-06-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:1753dad5-ef82-4566-b787-6a647385a95b
Source identifiers:
67986
Local pid:
pubs:67986

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