Published in Vaccine Weekly, July 23rd, 2003
"Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a positive-stranded RNA virus with a 7.2 kb genome that is capped and polyadenylated. The virus is currently unclassified: the organization of the genome resembles that of the Caliciviridae but sequence analyses suggest it is more closely related to the Togaviridae," scientists writing in the journal Reviews in Medical Virology report.
"Hepatitis E virus is an enterically transmitted virus that causes both epidemics and sporadic cases of acute hepatitis in many countries of Asia and Africa but only rarely causes disease in more industrialized...
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