Hepatitis E virus: Emerging from the shadows in developed countries.

Abstract

Following the discovery of HEV in the 1980s, it became apparent that HEV is endemic in a number of developing countries in Asia, Africa and Mexico. In these geographical settings HEV is spread oral faecally by HEV genotypes (gt) 1 and 2, which are obligate human pathogens. Infection occurs oro-faecally, often as a result in the breakdown of fragile sanitary… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.transci.2016.10.016

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