Hepatitis E Virus: Current Concepts and Future Perspectives

HR Dalton, Suzan Pas, RG Madden, Annemiek Baltissen - van der Eijk

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For many years, hepatitis E was considered a disease found only in certain developing countries. In these geographical settings, hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes a self-limiting hepatitis in young adults, except in pregnant females, in whom the mortality is 25 %. Our understanding of HEV has changed radically in the past decade. It is now evident that HEV is a threat to global health. This review article considers the current concepts and future perspectives of HEV and its effects on human health, with particular reference to developed countries.
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JournalCurrent Infectious Disease Reports
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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