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Hepatitis A outbreak associated with a Mother’s Day ‘yum cha’ meal, Sydney, 1997 Volume 15 Issue 1-2

Margaret Ashwell, Mark Ferson, Ian Beer, Jeremy McAnulty, David Lee

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 15(2) 6 - 9 Published: 2004

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Margaret Ashwell

Mark Ferson

Ian Beer

Jeremy McAnulty

David Lee


In New South Wales, hepatitis A is notifiable by medical
practitioners on clinical suspicion of acute viral hepatitis,
and by laboratories on detection of IgM specific for
hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A, which is generally
acquired by ingestion, has been linked to the
consumption of raw, or improperly cooked, contaminated
foods (such as oysters and salad), contaminated water,
and food contaminated by infected food handlers.