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Rectum carried drugs may spread hepatitis A among drug addicts

Sundkvist, Torbjörn; Johansson, Bo and Widell, Anders LU (1985) In Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 17(1). p.1-4
Abstract
An hepatitis A epidemic among 36 persons, mainly drug addicts, occurring over an 18-week period, is described. There were indications that smuggling and transportation of narcotic drugs in the rectum started the outbreak, either through direct contamination of the drug or manipulation of the drug resulting in contaminated fingers.
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Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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17
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1 - 4
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Informa Healthcare
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  • pmid:3992196
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1651-1980
DOI
10.3109/00365548509070411
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English
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  abstract     = {An hepatitis A epidemic among 36 persons, mainly drug addicts, occurring over an 18-week period, is described. There were indications that smuggling and transportation of narcotic drugs in the rectum started the outbreak, either through direct contamination of the drug or manipulation of the drug resulting in contaminated fingers.},
  author       = {Sundkvist, Torbjörn and Johansson, Bo and Widell, Anders},
  issn         = {1651-1980},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {1--4},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases},
  title        = {Rectum carried drugs may spread hepatitis A among drug addicts},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/00365548509070411},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {1985},
}