World Hepatitis Day, July 28
The World Health Assembly and the President of the United States designated July 28th as World Hepatitis Day in 2011. Organizations around the world hope to raise awareness of the problem and provide education to help prevent and control the spread of hepatitis.
Routine typing of virus from serum from reported patients is useful for detection of foodborne outbreaks.
Cross-species transmission indicates that this virus may also infect humans.
Rodents infected with this virus may be a serious threat to public health.
The host range of HEV in Europe is expanding, and zoonotic transmission of HEV from rabbits is possible.
Processing does not substantially abate endogenous virus.
Cases provide a stimulus to alert reception countries to a possible problem.
Clinicians should consider this virus in the differential diagnosis of hepatitis, regardless of patient travel history.
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