Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 28th, 1997
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) has recently been cloned and sequenced, and new serologic tests based on recombinant proteins have been developed and used to characterize the natural history and epidemiologic features of HEV infection. Hepatitis E occurs most commonly in large outbreaks in endemic areas of Asia, Africa, Mexico, and the Middle East and are most commonly associated with fecally contaminated drinking water. In addition, a high incidence of sporadic hepatitis E has been observed in several...
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