Skip to main content

Hepatitis B outbreak kills 29 in India

  • Story Highlights
  • An outbreak of a "mutant, virulent form" of hepatitis B kills dozens in India
  • The victims died in the state of Gujarat in western India in the past two weeks
  • Officials have launched an awareness campaign in the Sabarkantha district
  • Next Article in World »
By Harmeet Shah Singh
CNN
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Twenty-nine people have died in a hepatitis B outbreak in western India over the past two weeks, officials said Friday.

Malayappan Thennarasan, the top administrative official of Gujarat state's Sabarkantha district, described the disease as a "mutant, virulent form" of hepatitis B.

Health officials have launched an awareness campaign in the district, Thennarasan added.

  • E-mail
  • Save
  • Print