Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 24th, 2001
HEV, typically transmitted via the oral-fecal route and in contaminated drinking water, is particularly hazardous to expectant women, with a fatality rate of up to 25% in that group. In developing countries where sanitation practices are limited, HEV outbreaks are common among adults and children. An epidemiological report produced by UAE University researchers suggests curbing HEV infections could reduce maternal mortality related to that disease.
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