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Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E is a serious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis E virus (HEV). While rare in the United States, Hepatitis E is common in many parts of the world. HEV is similar to Hepatitis A, in that it is spread in similar ways and usually results in an acute infection. It is transmitted from ingestion of fecal matter, even in microscopic amounts, and is usually associated with contaminated water supply in countries with poor sanitation. There is currently no FDA-approved vaccine for Hepatitis E

 
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