The global burden of hepatitis E virus genotypes 1 and 2 in 2005

@article{Rein2012TheGB,
  title={The global burden of hepatitis E virus genotypes 1 and 2 in 2005},
  author={D. Rein and G. Stevens and J. Theaker and J. Wittenborn and S. Wiersma},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={55}
}
We estimated the global burden of hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotypes 1 and 2 in 2005. HEV is an emergent waterborne infection that causes source‐originated epidemics of acute disease with a case fatality rate thought to vary by age and pregnancy status. To create our estimates, we modeled the annual disease burden of HEV genotypes 1 and 2 for 9 of 21 regions defined for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (the GBD 2010 Study), which represent 71% of the world's… Expand
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