hepatitis E

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hepatitis E

n.
An acute viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that is transmitted by ingesting contaminated food and water. It is endemic in developing countries and has occurred in epidemics in regions of Asia, Africa, and Central America.
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The water borne virus infections, both HEV (Hepatitis E Virus) and HAV (Hepatitis A Virus) infections were particularly common in the young adult age group of 16-30 years while HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) infection was more common in middle age to elderly age groups of 46-60 and 61-85 years.
Sixty patients with serologically proven evidence of acute hepatitis E virus infection and pregnancy admitted in gynecology and obstetrics ward and medical units were included in this study.
Before the identification of the hepatitis E virus some of the hepatitis E outbreaks were wrongly , labeled to be caused by hepatitis A virus however later it was confirmed that all outbreaks were caused by hepatitis E virus28, 31.
Molecular biology and pathogenesis of hepatitis E virus. J Biosci 2008; 33 : 451-64.
Hepatitis E virus (HEV), a member of the Hepevirus genus, is an RNA-positive strand virus that resembles calicivirus both morphologically and in organization of its 7.5-kb genome (1).
The hepatitis E virus is a rare cause of hepatitis in the developed world.
The NIH/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Novavax developed a recombinant protein expression system in insect cells for production of recombinant Hepatitis E virus capsid antigens and a novel proprietary downstream process system for purifying the viral antigen used as a vaccine.
Earlier research suggested that pigs carry a strain of hepatitis E virus that they may transmit to humans.
Singh K.P, Shrivastava S, Singh D, D, singh J, Jain A.--Prevalence of Hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis D virus, and hepatitis E virus a cause of acute viral hepatitis in North India-A hospital based study--Indian J.Med Microbiology; 2013; 31; 261-5.
Hepatitis E virus infection was observed in 49 per cent (49/ 100) cases of FH and 35.2 per cent (44/125) cases of AVH.