Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005
Hepatitis E Infections, Victoria, Australia
|Age||Sex||Symptoms||Onset date*||Date of test||Countries visited during incubation period||Duration of visit||Comments|
|51||F||Jaundice, dark urine||01/04/04||01/11/04||India||NA||Indian resident recently arrived in Australia.|
|26||M||Fever, jaundice, dark urine, nausea, vomiting||02/13/04||03/01/04||India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore||20 weeks, 2 weeks||Thailand and Singapore were overnight stopovers only.|
|18||M||Jaundice||02/18/04||03/02/04||India||4 weeks||Did not make contact with DHS.† Information provided by doctor. Patient HBcAb+.‡|
|28||F||Fever, jaundice, dark urine||02/21/04||02/24/04||India||7 weeks|
|20||F||Jaundice, dark urine, abdominal pain, nausea||03/13/04||03/23/03||India, Thailand, China||11 weeks, 2 days, 5 weeks||Worked in a Children's Hospital in India.|
|22||M||Jaundice, dark urine, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea||03/25/04||03/25/04||India||NA||Indian resident recently arrived in Australia.|
|41||M||Dark urine, fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, myalgia||05/06/04||05/06/04||Thailand||3 weeks||Reported swimming in a lake that locals warned was polluted.|
|60||F||Fever, dark urine, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, headache, myalgia||05/13/04||05/26/04||Vietnam||13 weeks||Worked in an orphanage in Vietnam.|
|45||M||Jaundice, nausea||05/19/04||05/19/04||India||12 weeks|
|28||M||None||NA||06/24/04||No recent travel history||NA||Last traveled to disease-endemic area, Pakistan, in 2001. Tested for hepatitis E (amongst other investigations) by local doctor because of mild liver function test abnormalities.|
*Date of first appearance of jaundice or dark urine.
†Department of Human Services.
‡Hepatitis B core antibody positive.