How Is Hepatitis E Contracted?

What is Hepatitis E? Hepatitis E is a liver disease caused by a virus of the same name. It produces symptoms similar to that of the flu, along with abdominal pain, jaundice, joint pain, dark urine, and clay-colored stool. Those symptoms typically appear a little over a month after exposure. The World Health Organization says there are about 20 million HEV infections worldwide, only 3.3 million of which are symptomatic. Viral hepatitis has a 3.3% mortality rate, which is extremely high when compared to other viruses. The flu, for instance, has a 0.1% mortality rate. It’s important to note, the HEV fatality percentage …

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