The Statens Serum Institut is investigating an outbreak of contagious hepatitis caused by infections with the hepatitis A virus. The source of the infection is still unknown.
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Tracking the source
To investigate the source of the outbreak, the Statens Serum Institut interviews the patients in relation to uncovering how they have become ill. The initial interviews have shown that the patients have not been out traveling, do not know each other and that they had not participated in joint events. It therefore suggests that the source of infection is a common food that has been sold throughout the country. The outbreak is being investigated in collaboration with the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the DTU Food Institute.