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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Hepatitis E, like hepatitis A, is transmitted through ingesting contaminated food or water.
Hepatitis D spreads by direct contact with contaminated blood and waterborne hepatitis E virus spreads through contaminated drinking water, (http://www.healthline.com/health/hepatitis#overview1) Healthline reported. 
All five hepatitis viruses, including HAV (Hepatitis A Virus), HBV (Hepatitis B Virus), HCV (Hepatitis C Virus), HDV (Hepatitis D Virus), HEV (Hepatitis E Virus), are present in the country.
A person can become infected by drinking water that contains HEV (hepatitis E virus).
Hepatitis E is most common in South East Asia and often occurs during the monsoon season or freak flooding, due to fecal contamination of drinking water.
Among 599,605 cases tested for hepatitis A, 44,663 (7.4%) were positive, and among 187,040 tested for hepatitis E, 19,508 (10.4%) were positive.
Incidentally, viral hepatitis E is a very rare condition.
Hepatitis E virus is similar to the hepatitis A virus in mode of transmission and the duration of the disease, although it tends to occur as part of large water- or food-borne epidemics.
An experimental vaccine for hepatitis E has proved nearly 96 percent protective in a test among soldiers in Nepal.
We investigated a case of hepatitis E acquired after persons ate wild boar meat, Genotype 3 hepatitis E virus (HEV) RNA was detected in both patient serum and wild boar meat, These findings provided direct evidence of zoonotic foodborne transmission of HEV from a wild boar to a human.
Viral Hepatitis E: This form of viral hepatitis is similar to viral hepatitis A.
Testing for hepatitis E is being developed but is not yet available.