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NT continues investigation of hepatitis outbreak

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The Northern Territory Health Department says an investigation into the cause of an outbreak of hepatitis A is continuing as the number of victims grows.

The Northern Territory Health Department says an investigation into the cause of an outbreak of hepatitis A is continuing as the number of victims grows.The department’s Vicki Krause says 12 people are now known to have been infected while travelling with a tour group through the Territory in April.Dr Krause says all the victims are from interstate and only one has had to be hospitalised.She says the disease is usually spread by infected water or food.”Hepatitis is a virus that infects the liver and causes symptoms of inflammation of the liver so you can feel quite unwell,” she said.”You usually go off your food, have nausea, have fever, vomiting less several weeks but a full recovery is the norm.”(Source: ABC, Last Update: Wednesday, June 11, 2003. 8:26am (AEST))

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Posted On: 11 June, 2003
Modified On: 5 December, 2013


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