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Hepatitis E Virus

  • Youchun Wang

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 948)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Youchun Wang, Chenyan Zhao, Ying Qi, Yansheng Geng
    Pages 1-16
  3. Yan Zhou, Chenyan Zhao, Yabin Tian, Nan Xu, Youchun Wang
    Pages 17-38
  4. Yansheng Geng, Youchun Wang
    Pages 39-59
  5. Frederik Widén
    Pages 61-71
  6. Yulin Zhang, Wanyun Gong, Hang Zeng, Ling Wang
    Pages 73-88
  7. Yansheng Geng, Youchun Wang
    Pages 89-112
  8. Yihua Zhou
    Pages 113-141
  9. Feng Zhang, Youchun Wang
    Pages 143-159
  10. Lin Wang, Ling Wang
    Pages 161-173
  11. Shaojie Xin, Long Xiao
    Pages 175-189
  12. Chenyan Zhao, Youchun Wang
    Pages 191-209
  13. Wei Hui, Linlin Wei, Zhuo Li, Xinhui Guo
    Pages 211-221
  14. Jun Zhang, Qinjian Zhao, Ningshao Xia
    Pages 223-246

About this book

Introduction

This book systematically and comprehensively discusses the biological, epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the hepatitis E virus (HEV). It presents current knowledge of HEV and explores experimental methods, treatment and prevention of HEV. First identified in the 1980s and cloned in 1990, HEV is the causative agent of Hepatitis E, which mainly occurs in developing regions, such as Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa, and significantly affects the health of the people in these areas. It is estimated that a third of the world’s population has been infected with HEV, which is transmitted via the fecal-oral route and can infect both human and animals.

The book provides an overview of HEV from benchside to bedside. It is a valuable resource for researchers in the field and those in the pharmaceutical industry developing HEV vaccines, as well as physicians involved in identifying and treating those infected with the virus.

Keywords

Diagnosis Disease Prevention Hepatitis E Virus Molecular Biology Virus Genetics Zoonosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Youchun Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of HIV/AIDS and Sex-transmitted Virus VaccinesNational Institutes for Food and Drug ControlBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-0942-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-0940-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-0942-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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