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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An experimental vaccine for hepatitis E has proved nearly 96 percent protective in a test among soldiers in Nepal.
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Over an average of 27 months, 3 volunteers who had received the full vaccine regimen came down with hepatitis E, compared with 66 soldiers who got the placebo, the researchers report in the March 1 Nay England Journal of Medicine.