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Laboratory Testing for Hepatitis A and E

Hepatitis E Epidemiology

Slide 16

September 2008

Hepatitis E is transmitted in the same way as Hepatitis A – through contaminated water or food and from person-to-person, though the person-to-person is quite rare through fecal-to-oral transmission. As indicated in the previous geographical distribution slide, the transmission is mainly in developing countries and acquired in travelers to developing countries. Hepatitis E is rarely found endemic in developed countries. There are also no carrier state sequelae similar to the situation in Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis E Epidemiology


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