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MICROBIOLOGY

  • RNA virus transmitted via enteric routes in epidemics and sporadic cases, similar to HAV.
  • Four genotypes (all belong to one serotype) detected in humans, distinct means of transmission suspected.
    • Genotypes 1, 2: predominantly fecal-contaminated water in developing countries worldwide.
    • Genotypes 3, 4: worldwide zoonotic transmission from unclear sources but some significant association with insufficiently cooked game meat or pork products in North America, Western Europe, and Japan.

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Last updated: January 3, 2016

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TY - ELEC T1 - Hepatitis E ID - 540267 A1 - Auwaerter,Paul,M.D. AU - Moon,Juhi,M.D. Y1 - 2016/01/03/ BT - Johns Hopkins ABX Guide UR - https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540267/all/Hepatitis_E PB - The Johns Hopkins University DB - Pediatrics Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -