Small outbreak of hepatitis B in Tamenglong, India; source not explained

At least 17 villagers in the Tamenglong district have been confirmed as having hepatitis B. One persons has died. The source of the infections is not reported.

Travellers in this region should be aware that hepatitis B is preventable through vaccination. There is a risk of exposure to hepatitis B virus, and travellers can reduce this risk by avoiding contact with body fluids of infected persons and contaminated, non-sterile needles.

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