Hepatitis E Virus

  • Christina Levick

Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the most common cause of acute viral hepatitis in the developing world. It is a waterborne virus that can cause epidemics in the face of overcrowding and poor sanitation. Although the hepatitis illness is usually self-limiting, it has a high mortality in pregnant women and can become a chronic infection in the immunosuppressed. Treatment is mostly supportive and prevention is by good water hygiene.

Published
2016-03-23
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2309-4613
print ISSN: 2309-4605