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First confirmed case of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E in Australia

Veronica C Hoad, Tristan Gibbs, Madhur Ravikumara, Monica Nash, Avram Levy, Samantha L Tracy, Catherine Mews, Zofia Perkowska-Guse, Helen M Faddy and Scott Bowden
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (7): 289-290. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01090
Published online: 17 April 2017

Clinical record

  • Veronica C Hoad1
  • Tristan Gibbs2
  • Madhur Ravikumara3
  • Monica Nash4
  • Avram Levy2
  • Samantha L Tracy5
  • Catherine Mews3
  • Zofia Perkowska-Guse4
  • Helen M Faddy6
  • Scott Bowden5

  • 1 Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Perth, WA
  • 2 PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Perth, WA
  • 3 Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA
  • 4 Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney, NSW
  • 5 Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, VIC
  • 6 Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Brisbane, QLD


Acknowledgements: 

We thank the donor and the recipient and family for agreeing to the publication of this article. We thank Ashish Shrestha for viral load testing and Anthony Keller and George Kotsiou for their comments on the manuscript. Australian governments fund the Australian Red Cross Blood Service to provide blood, blood products and services to the Australian community.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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