Update on Recent HEV Outbreaks in Namibia: 237 Infection Cases and 1 Deaths Were Reported

According to WHO disease outbreak news, during the week ending on 8 January 2018, a total of 237 probable and confirmed cases have been seen at various health facilities in Windhoek district with signs and symptoms of hepatitis E. A total of 41 of the 237 cases were sent for further testing, and on 8 January 2018, the results showed 21 were IgM positive for hepatitis E. On 19 November 2017, there was one confirmed deceased case, a 26 year-old female, and four days prior to her death she had delivered a baby. The majority of the cases were from Windhoek district, Khomas region.
For more details, please refer to Disease outbreak news in WHO.

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