Hepatitis E virus and neurological injury

  title={Hepatitis E virus and neurological injury},
  author={Harry Richard Dalton and Nassim Kamar and Jeroen J. J. van Eijk and Brendan N Mclean and Pascal Cintas and Richard P. Bendall and Bart Casper Jacobs},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neurology},
Hepatitis E is hyperendemic in many developing countries in Asia and Africa, and is caused by hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotypes 1 and 2, which are spread via the faecal–oral route by contaminated water. Recent data show that HEV infection is also endemic in developed countries. In such geographical settings, hepatitis E is caused by HEV genotypes 3 and 4, and is mainly a porcine zoonosis. In a minority of cases, HEV causes acute and chronic hepatitis, but infection is commonly asymptomatic or… CONTINUE READING