Hepatitis E: an overview and recent advances in clinical and laboratory research.

@article{Aggarwal2000HepatitisEA,
  title={Hepatitis E: an overview and recent advances in clinical and laboratory research.},
  author={Rakesh Aggarwal and Krzysztof Krawczynski},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={9-20}
}
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a non-enveloped RNA (7.5 kb) virus that is responsible for large epidemics of acute hepatitis and a proportion of sporadic hepatitis cases in southeast and central Asia, the Middle East, parts of Africa and Mexico. Hepatitis E virus infection spreads by the faecal-oral route (usually through contaminated water) and presents after an incubation period of 8-10 weeks with a clinical illness resembling other forms of acute viral hepatitis. Clinical attack rates are the… CONTINUE READING