Tag Archives: hepatitis

Zoonotic Hepatitis E Virus

During the past ten years, several new hepatitis E viruses (HEVs) have been identified in various animal species. In parallel, the number of reports of indigenous hepatitis E in Western countries has increased as well, raising the question of what … Continue reading

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Targeting the host rather than the virus

Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma and there is no vaccine to prevent HCV infection. Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Extra "Envelope"

Apart from H7N9, the big news last week was the report that Hepatitis A Virus cloaks itself in membranes hijacked from infected cells. Continue reading

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Experimental hepatitis C vaccine tested

Is an effective vaccine for hepatitis C virus getting closer? Continue reading

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The structure of hepatitis E virus

Viral hepatitis is mostly caused by five distinct viruses named hepatitis A–E. Despite their names, the five viruses are unrelated, with totally different genome structures and replication mechanisms. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is responsible for endemic hepatitis as well as … Continue reading

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