Relative importance of the enterically transmitted human hepatitis viruses type A and E as a cause of foreign travel associated hepatitis

  • B. C. A. Langer
  • G. G. Frösner
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Part of the Archives of Virology Supplement II book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 11)


Hepatitis contracted during a stay abroad may be caused by a wide range of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, protozoa or helminths. In many cases, the etiological agent primarily infects other target organs and tissues, involving the liver either as part of a disseminated infection or secondarily to mechanical biliary tract obstruction. The article focuses on enterically transmitted hepatitis caused by the primarily hepatotropic human hepatitis viruses type A and E and discusses their importance in travel-related disease.


Contaminate Drinking Water Immune Serum Globulin Reconstituted Influenza Virosomes Travel Associate Infection Pettenkofer Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. C. A. Langer
    • 1
  • G. G. Frösner
    • 1
  1. 1.Max von Pettenkofer Institute for Hygiene and Medical MicrobiologyLudwig Maximilians UniversityMunichFederal Republic of Germany

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