Special Issue "Recent Advances in Hepatitis E"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Disease Epidemiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. María-Teresa Pérez-Gracia
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Guest Editor
Area de Microbiología, Departamento de Farmacia, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain
Interests: Antibiotic resistance; Clinical virology (hepatitis; HPV; HIV); Clinical microbiology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a leading cause of acute viral hepatitis worldwide. HEV is responsible for more than 50% of acute viral hepatitis cases in endemic countries. Approximately 2 billion individuals live in hepatitis E-endemic areas and, therefore, are at risk of infection. According to WHO, HEV causes about 20.1 million infections and 70,000 deaths every year. In developing countries with poor sanitation, this disease is transmitted through contaminated water and is associated with large outbreaks, affecting hundreds or thousands of people. In developed countries, autochthonous cases of HEV have been increasingly recognized in the past several years, associated with the consumption of contaminated food, such as pork, wildlife meat, or shellfish. Furthermore, other effective sources of transmission have been documented, suggesting a possibly much wider distribution of the virus. Despite the fact that this infectious disease usually takes a subclinical course, several extrahepatic manifestations have been reported in recent years, suggesting that the clinical magnitude of HEV may be underestimated. This significant increase in the knowledge of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical impact has pinpointed HEV as an emerging global health problem.

This Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is dedicated to the current knowledge of HEV and its future perspectives. We encourage the submission of original research papers and reviews on all aspects of HEV: life cycle, molecular epidemiology, diagnostic tools, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical impact, treatment, and prevention.

Prof. Dr. María Teresa Pérez-Gracia
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • hepatitis E virus
  • Hepatitis E
  • epidemiology
  • outbreaks
  • pathogenesis
  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • prevention
  • vaccines

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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