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"Beer" hepatitis on the way to Moscow?

June 7 2005

As previously reported, in the Tver region, an outbreak of hepatitis. According to preliminary data, contamination occurred due to consumption of local beer.

According to the MOE, is currently in Rzhev with viral hepatitis A were hospitalized 203 people, including 37 children.

"Probable cause of the disease - the consumption of products of local breweries," - noted the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.

Products "Rzhevpiva", which could cause a flare of hepatitis in the Tver region, also delivered in Moscow and Smolensk.

Products are being withdrawn from circulation, is carried out her research. All employees taken blood samples for markers of viral "hepatitis A".

Among the population of all districts of the city of Rzhev Tver region in the period from May 30 to June 7, 238 registered cases of viral hepatitis A, including 31 cases among children under the age of 14 years.

All patients were hospitalized. The diagnosis of hepatitis A confirmed laboratory for all the victims. The disease occurs in mild and moderate form.

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