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More Than 100 Students Affected by Hepatitis in China

by Medindia Content Team on  December 16, 2006 at 7:39 AM Tropical Disease News   - G J E 4
More Than 100 Students Affected by Hepatitis in China
An outbreak of hepatitis A in a middle school in south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has sent 112 students to hospital, an official said Friday.
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All the students have been identified as carriers of the disease, while 21 have been diagnosed as suffering from symptoms of hepatitis A and 33 others are suspected of coming down with the disease, said Gong Jian, head of the Guangxi centre for disease control and prevention.

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Gong said contaminated water and poor sanitation are partly to blame for the outbreak.

Source: IANS
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