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1. Title Title of document Hepatitis B outbreak in Gujarat: a wake-up call
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Sridevi Seetharam; Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Saragur, H D Kote Taluk, Mysore District 571 121 Karnataka; IN
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4. Description Abstract One of the biggest epidemics of Hepatitis B in India occurred in February-March 2009. The centre of the outbreak was Modasa taluka in Sabarkantha district, Gujarat. Within a few weeks, nearly 240 people were reported to have been affected by Hepatitis B and over 70 succumbed to the disease. The National Institute of Virology in Pune identified the disease to be due to a particularly virulent mutant. Statements issued by health department officials pointed to the use of recycled and unsterilised syringes and injection needles as the means of transmission of the infection.
5. Publisher Organizing agency, location Forum for Medical Ethics Society
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7. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-11-30
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11. Source Title; vol., no. (year) Indian Journal of Medical Ethics;: Matters of regulation
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