Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is endemic in much of the developing world. Infections in humans can resulte of acute hepatitis and especially in pregnant women the infection may cause serious complications. The most important route of transmission is faecal-orally, and HEV disease outbreaks are often associated with contaminated drinking water or poor hygienic conditions.

Book Title

123rd International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

358

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-674

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Emerging Hepatitis E viruses from swine in Europe

Maastricht, Netherlands

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is endemic in much of the developing world. Infections in humans can resulte of acute hepatitis and especially in pregnant women the infection may cause serious complications. The most important route of transmission is faecal-orally, and HEV disease outbreaks are often associated with contaminated drinking water or poor hygienic conditions.