WHO: Namibia in the Midst of a Hepatitis E Outbreak

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 237 individuals in Namibia showed signs of a hepatitis E infection as of January 8, 2018. With 21 confirmed cases thus far, individuals are continuing to undergo tests for Hepatitis E. Although hepatitis A, B, and C are all common in Namibia, hepatitis E is rarely diagnosed. As a result, laboratory diagnosis of hepatitis E is very limited. The Ministry of Health is leading case management teams for all suspected cases. Additionally, environmental health teams are conducting studies to identify exposures that led to the outbreak. To read more about the outbreak, click here.

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