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Hepatitis E: zoonotic emerging disease in industrialized countries

VISAVET Outreach Journal published this online article

June 5th, 2017

Garcia N.


Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the main cause of viral acute hepatitis in humans worldwide. In endemic areas the virus is mainly transmitted through contaminated water, while in industrialized countries sporadic cases are basically related to animals and hepatitis E is currently considered an emerging zoonotic disease. Besides swine, there are other wild animals such as wild boars and deers which can be reservoirs of this disease. The origin of infection in humans is linked to direct contact with infected animals or to consumption of raw or undercooked meat and liver



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Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Zoonosis Emergentes, de Baja Prevalencia y Agresivos Biológicos (NED). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).







VISAVET Outreach Journal

TITLE: Hepatitis E: zoonotic emerging disease in industrialized countries


TYPE: Online article


AUTHORS: Garcia N.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


Nerea García Benzaquén

JOURNAL: VISAVET Outreach Journal


LANGUAJE: English-spanish


DATE: June 5th, 2017


PUBLISHING COMPANY: VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.)



CITE THIS PUBLICATION:

Garcia N. Hepatitis E: zoonotic emerging disease in industrialized countries.. VISAVET Outreach Journal. VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre (U.C.M.). 2017. (Online article)


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