Hepatitis E virus transmission to a volunteer.

@article{Chauhan1993HepatitisEV,
  title={Hepatitis E virus transmission to a volunteer.},
  author={Archana Chauhan and Shahid Jameel and Jang Bahadur Dilawari and Yogesh Kumar Chawla and Upjeet Kaur and Nirmal Kumar Ganguly},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1993},
  volume={341 8838},
  pages={149-50}
}
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes an enteric non-A, non-B hepatitis. The disease occurs in epidemic settings and sporadically, and viral transmission is thought to be faecal-oral. We present here a single volunteer study of HEV transmission followed by disease. Clinical and biochemical features of the infection correlated with HEV detection in the stools and sera by reverse transcription/polymerase chain amplification. IgG antibody has persisted for 2 years. The presence of HEV in serum before… CONTINUE READING

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