Problem

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.
Broader Problems:
Caliciviruses
Viral hepatitis
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
22.12.1999 – 00:00 CET