alexa A special risk group for hepatitis E infection: Turkish agricultural workers who use untreated waste water for irrigation.


Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Ceylan A, Ertem M, Ilcin E, Ozekinci T

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Abstract Untreated waste water usage in agriculture is an important health-threatening issue which could affect both workers' and the public's health. In this study we researched hepatitis E infection in 46 of 57 farmers who used untreated waste water in agriculture. We compared them with 45 persons of the same socio-economic status and age. Anti-HEV seropositivity was 34.8\% in the workers and 4.4\% in the control group. We suggest that this type of irrigation is an important potential risk for hepatitis E infection.
This article was published in Epidemiol Infect and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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