Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 13th, 1999
Researchers from Chang Gung University recently found that more than 10 percent of the cases of acute non-A, non-B, non-C hepatitis in Taiwan were caused by a novel strain of hepatitis E virus (HEV).
"Since none of these patients had a history of travel to areas where HEV is endemic, the source of transmission remains unclear," S.Y. Hsieh and colleagues wrote ("Identity of a Novel Swine Hepatitis E Virus in Taiwan Forming a Monophyletic Group with Taiwan Isolates of Human Hepatitis E Virus," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, December...
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