Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 31st, 1995
Israel is endemic for HEV, previously termed enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis. Transmission is known to occur through the feco-oral route. A 1993 study suggested that HEV may be transmitted via blood transfusions, but this finding could not be confirmed in a 1994 study.
Such conflicting reports prompted Asher Barzilai, the National Hemophilia Center, the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, to perform a study of sera from 188...
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