Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E is a virus caused by drinking contaminated water.

Impact

There are approximately 20 million hepatitis E infections each year and about 70,000 deaths annually1.

Geography

Hepatitis E is most commonly found in East and South Asia, as well as in Northern Africa1.

Symptoms

Symptoms of hepatitis E include jaundice, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and fever. In rare cases, hepatitis E can result in acute liver failure and death1.

Prevention

There is no known treatment for hepatitis E, but the disease can be prevented through the provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitation.

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1WHO. July 2012. Hepatitis E.

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