Frozen fruit eyed in outbreak

A frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies is suspected in a hepatitis A outbreak that has affected five Western states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: A serologic control should be recommended in this population in the event of a single injection vaccination schedule. During routine follow-up, and prior to any untoward event, physicians should assess the vaccination coverage of HIV-infected patients. PMID: 33022294 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Conclusions. Public health professionals may identify real-time public risk perceptions and concerns via social media during an outbreak and target responses that fulfill the informational needs of those who seek direction and reassurance during times of uncertainty. PMID: 33001731 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Am J Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our study reported a recent increase of notified hepatitis A cases attributable to cases in the European interconnectedness of MSM in Sassari, a small locality. Hepatitis A vaccination for MSM in Sardinia region is recommended; however, our data emphasize the need of hepatitis A screening and vaccination not only for MSM with occasional partners but also for those in monogamous relationships.
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study aimed to describe the outbreak investigation ...
Source: BMC Public Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a common infection that is transmitted through the fecal-oral route, shed in the stool of infected individuals, and spread either by direct contact or by ingesting contaminated food or water. Each year, approximately 1.4 million acute cases are reported globally with a major risk factor for exposure being low household socioeconomic status. Recent trends show a decrease in anti-HAV antibodies in the general population, with concomitant increases in the numbers of HAV outbreaks. In line with a recreational water study, this effort aims to assess the prevalence of salivary IgG antibodies against HA...
Source: Journal of Clinical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Immunoassays Source Type: research
We report here an outbreak of hepatitis A with concomitant Salmonellosis from an urban settlement of Vellore in south India between July and August 2019.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 0573 Source Type: research
Following outbreaks linked to frozen strawberries in Sweden and Austria in 2018, 65 cases linked to the same hepatitis A virus strain were detected in Germany between October 2018 and January 2020, presenting in two waves. Two case–control studies and a comparison of cases’ consumption frequencies with purchase data from a large consumer panel provided strong evidence for frozen strawberry cake as the main vehicle of transmission. Of 46 cases interviewed, 27 reported consuming frozen strawberry cake and 25 of these identified cake(s) from brand A spontaneously or in product picture-assisted recall. Trace back i...
Source: Eurosurveillance - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
We describe the presenting features, diagnosis, treatment and long-term outcomes of these cases. This case series provides a insight into the clinical presentation and treatment of autoimmune hepatitis after hepatitis A infection with interesting take home points for clinical hepatologists. PMID: 32927125 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
Consumption of dates has not been considered a common risk of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection. In January 2018, an outbreak of hepatitis was identified with cases resident in all regions of Denmark. All the detected strains belonged to HAV genotype 3A. Epidemiological investigations through patients’ interviews, case-control and trace-back studies pointed toward different batches of dates from a single producer as the vehicle of infection. Boxes of dates from suspected batches were collected from homes of patients and healthy families and analyzed using a recently reported optimized direct lysis method, consisting ...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that Iran is among HAV low endemic countries and vaccination against HAV is recommended only in the high-risk population, including patients with chronic liver diseases, patients with coagulopathy, travelers to the high endemic areas, and homosexuals. Establishment of national HAV surveillance system, concerning of health system about the occurrence of the HAV outbreaks, implementation of harm reduction strategies, improving economic indices and sanitation and access to the safe water in the deprived regions is recommended. PMID: 32917416 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
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