• Hepatitis A database has potential to improve outbreak detection

    2 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    A Hepatitis A database has shown promise, and with improvements could be used at earlier stages of international outbreaks, according to researchers.
    The team assessed usefulness of the dataset for geographical annotation, backtracing and outbreak detection and results were published in the Eurosurveillance journal .
    Hepatitis A virus Network is an international laboratory network set up in 2010 for sharing sequences and corresponding metadata on hepatitis A virus in an online database.
    Hepatitis A virus causes acute liver disease and is transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food...
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