Large outbreak of hepatitis A in tourists staying at a hotel in Hurghada, Egypt, 2004 - orange juice implicated

Publié le 1 Avril 2005
Mis à jour le 10 septembre 2019

In August and September 2004, a large outbreak of hepatitis A occurred involving tourists staying at a specific hotel (hotel X) in the Egyptian resort of Hurghada. A total of 351 cases associated with this outbreak were came to the attention of the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI): 271 primary and 7 secondary infections reported in Germany, and 60 primary and 13 secondary infections which were reported via the national public health institutes of eight other European countries. (Introduction)

Auteur : Frank C, Walter J, Muehlen M, Jansen A, van Treeck U, Hauri AM, Zoellner I, Schreier E, Hamouda O, Stark K
Eurosurveillance. European communicable disease quarterly, 2005, vol. 10, n°. 4-6, p. 135-7