Hepatitis E virus
Other Names: HEV viral illness
Nature: The origins of hepatitis E are often obscure, but water is one suspected source. This ties in with suspicions that caliciviruses have population reservoirs in the oceans.
Incidence: Hepatitis E virus is fatal for 25% of the pregnant women in developing countries who contract hepatitis E.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 22.12.1999 – 00:00 CET