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Hepatitis E Virus: Still an Enigma in Mexico

Mauricio Realpe-Quintero, Oliver Viera-Segura, Nora A. Fierro

Abstract

Based on high seroprevalence, null surveillance, and lack of diagnostics, Mexico is a high-risk region for hepatitis E Virus (HEV) infection. However, few local news on infection are available. Clinicians and general population are in need of increasing awareness, and preventive measures should be emphasized.

Key words. Zoonosis, Chronic hepatitis, Risk factors, HEV-genotypes

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The Official Journal of the Mexican Association of Hepatology, the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver and the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver

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