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Hepatitis E Virus

An Emerging Zoonotic and Foodborne Pathogen

Authors: Ruggeri, F.M., Di Bartolo, I., Ostanello, F., Trevisani, M.

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Hepatitis E (HEV) is a viral infectious disease that infects humans and domestic, wild, and synanthropic animals alike. In developing countries, the disease often presents as an epidemic, transmitted primarily through the fecal-oral route. In recent years, sporadic cases have also been documented in industrial countries, including Europe. ​The identification and characterization of animal strains of HEV from pigs, wild boar, and deer, and the demonstrated ability of cross-species infection by these animal strains raise potential public health concerns for foodborne and zoonotic transmission of the virus. This Brief will provide a thorough overview of HEV. It will discuss the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the virus in both humans and animals, review detection methods, and provide methods for its control and prevention.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ruggeri, Franco Maria (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Etiology

    Ruggeri, Franco Maria (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Epidemiology of the Human HEV Infection

    Ruggeri, Franco Maria (et al.)

    Pages 11-21

  • Pathogenesis in Humans

    Ruggeri, Franco Maria (et al.)

    Pages 23-27

  • Epidemiology of HEV Infection in Animals

    Ruggeri, Franco Maria (et al.)

    Pages 29-47

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7522-4
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7521-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hepatitis E Virus
Book Subtitle
An Emerging Zoonotic and Foodborne Pathogen
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Marcello Trevisani, Fabio Ostanello
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7522-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7522-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7521-7
Series ISSN
2197-571X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 88
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 illustrations in colour
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