Hepatitis E indigenous to economically developed countries: to what extent a zoonosis?

@article{Teo2006HepatitisEI,
  title={Hepatitis E indigenous to economically developed countries: to what extent a zoonosis?},
  author={Chong Gee Teo},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={460-6}
}
  • Chong Gee Teo
  • Published 2006 in Current opinion in infectious diseases
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Hepatitis E, a disease transmitted by hepatitis E virus, is increasingly recognized as being indigenous to affluent, temperate-zone countries. Issues pertaining to disease acquisition and hepatitis E virus infection, particularly in Western countries, are reviewed and highlighted. RECENT FINDINGS Clinical hepatitis E in the West, as in Japan, manifests more commonly in older people (>60 years) and in men, but fulminant hepatitis appears less frequent than in Japan. There… CONTINUE READING

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