For many years, hepatitis E was considered a disease found only in certain developing countries. In these geographical settings, hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes a self-limiting hepatitis in young adults, except in pregnant females, in whom the mortality is 25 %. Our understanding of HEV has changed radically in the past decade. It is now evident that HEV is a threat to global health. This review article considers the current concepts and future perspectives of HEV and its effects on human health, with particular reference to developed countries.

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Dalton, H.R, Pas, S.D, Madden, R.G, & Eijck, A.A. (2014). Hepatitis E virus: Current concepts and future perspectives. Current Infectious Disease Reports (Vol. 16). doi:10.1007/s11908-014-0399-8