28 Cases of Hepatitis A Infection Reported in Norway

by Bidita Debnath on  March 30, 2014 at 11:10 PM General Health News
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In Norway, a total of 28 cases of hepatitis A infection have been reported over the last few months where this disease is said to be rare, local health officials said.
 28 Cases of Hepatitis A Infection Reported in Norway
28 Cases of Hepatitis A Infection Reported in Norway
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Health authorities, who were worried by the growing number of hepatitis A cases, are working to determine whether the sick people are infected from a common source, Xinhua reported citing local media.

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In almost half of the cases, the patients were found to have infected with hepatitis A virus while travelling abroad,

The remaining half got infected in Norway, which was described as a rare occurrence.

Infection of hepatitis A virus can also occur through person-to-person contact.

Symptoms of hepatitis include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and jaundice.

Source: IANS
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