THE INCIDENCE OF ACUTE SPORADIC HEPATITIS E IN RURAL ENGLAND
- Sources of Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 3 in the Netherlands. Rutjes, Saskia A.; Lodder, Willemijn J.; Lodder-Verschoor, Froukje; Van den Berg, Harold H. J. L.; Vennema, Harry; Duizer, Erwin; Koopmans, Marion; Husman, Ana Maria de Roda // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Mar2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p381
Non-travel-related hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 3 infections in persons in the Netherlands may have a zoonotic, foodborne, or water-borne origin. Possible reservoirs for HEV transmission by water, food, and animals were studied. HEV genotype 3/open reading frame 2 sequences were detected in...
- Hepatitis E Infections, Victoria, Australia. Cowie, Benjamin C.; Adamopoulos, Jim; Carter, Karen; Kelly, Heath // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Mar2005, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p482
Presents a study determining the credibility of the serologic results of patients diagnosed with acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections in Victoria in the first half of 2004. Background of HEV infection; Commercial tests that have been used for HEV serologic testing at the Victorian...
- Transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E: Is screening warranted? Bajpai, M.; Gupta, E. // Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2011, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p353
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an emerging infectious threat to blood safety. In recent years, there have been a number of publications delineating this threat by providing evidence of the transmissibility of this virus through transfusions. The extent of transmission and its clinical relevance are...
- Acute viral hepatitis morbidity and mortality associated with hepatitis E virus infection: Uzbekistan surveillance data. Sharapov, Makhmudkhan B.; Favorov, Michael O.; Yashina, Tatiana L.; Brown, Matthew S.; Onischenko, Gennady G.; Margolis, Harold S.; Chorba, Terence L. // BMC Infectious Diseases;2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, Special section p1
Background: In Uzbekistan, routine serologic testing has not been available to differentiate etiologies of acute viral hepatitis (AVH). To determine the age groups most affected by hepatitis E virus (HEV) during documented AVH epidemics, trends in AVH-associated mortality rate (MR) per 100,000...
- A Large Outbreak of Hepatitis E among a Displaced Population in Darfur, Sudan, 2004: The Role of Water Treatment Methods. Guthmann, Jean-Paul; Klovstad, Hilde; Boccia, Delia; Hamid, Nuha; Pinoges, Loretxu; Nizou, Jacques-Yves; Tatay, Mercedes; Diaz, Francisco; Moren, Alain; Grais, Rebecca Freeman; Ciglenecki, Iza; Nicand, Elisabeth; Guerin, Philippe Jean // Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/15/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 12, p1685
Background. The conflict in Darfur, Sudan, was responsible for the displacement of 1.8 million civilians. We investigated a large outbreak of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in Mornay camp (78,800 inhabitants) in western Darfur. Methods. To describe the outbreak, we used clinical and...
- Earning CME Credit. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Feb2011, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p334
Quizzes about zoonosis in the bedroom and hepatitis E virus and neurologic disorders are presented.
- Hepatitis E. Skidmore, Susan J. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/18/95, Vol. 310 Issue 6977, p414
Focuses on outbreaks caused by the hepatitis E virus. Resemblance of hepatitis E infection with that of hepatitis A; Fecal-oral transmission; Association of high mortality with pregnant women; Prevalence of infection in young adults.
- Interepidemic Rift Valley Fever Virus Seropositivity, Northeastern Kenya. LaBeaud, A. Desiree; Muchiri, Eric M.; Ndzovu, Malik; Mwanje, Mariam T.; Muiruri, Samuel; Peters, Clarence J.; King, Charles H. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Aug2008, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p1240
Most outbreaks of Rift Valley fever (RVF) occur in remote locations after floods. To determine environmental risk factors and long-term sequelae of human RVF, we examined rates of previous Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) exposure by age and location during an interepidemic period in 2006. In a...
- Possible Zoonotic Transmission of Hepatitis E from Pet Pig to Its Owner. Renou, Christophe; Cadranel, Jean-Francois; Bourlière, Marc; Halfon, Philippe; Ouzan, Denis; Rifflet, Hervé; Carenco, Philippe; Harafa, Abdelouahid; Bertrand, Jean Jacques; Boutrouille, Annie; Muller, Pierre; Igual, Jean-Pierre; Decoppet, Anne; Eloit, Marc; Pavio, Nicole // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jul2007, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p1094
Hepatitis E is transmitted mainly by water or food, but in industrialized countries, all routes of transmission have not been identified. We describe possible zoonotic transmission of hepatitis E virus that involved direct contact between a pet pig and its owner.