Hepatitis E Virus

An Emerging Zoonotic and Foodborne Pathogen

  • Franco Maria Ruggeri
  • Ilaria Di Bartolo
  • Fabio Ostanello
  • Marcello Trevisani

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition book series (BRIEFSFOOD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Fabio Ostanello, Marcello Trevisani
    Pages 1-2
  3. Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Fabio Ostanello, Marcello Trevisani
    Pages 3-10
  4. Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Fabio Ostanello, Marcello Trevisani
    Pages 11-21
  5. Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Fabio Ostanello, Marcello Trevisani
    Pages 23-27
  6. Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Fabio Ostanello, Marcello Trevisani
    Pages 29-47
  7. Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Fabio Ostanello, Marcello Trevisani
    Pages 49-52
  8. Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Fabio Ostanello, Marcello Trevisani
    Pages 53-59
  9. Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Fabio Ostanello, Marcello Trevisani
    Pages 61-65
  10. Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Fabio Ostanello, Marcello Trevisani
    Pages 67-68
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 69-88

About this book

Introduction

Hepatitis E (HEV) is a viral infectious disease that infects humans and domestic, wild, and synanthropic animals alike. In developing countries, the disease often presents as an epidemic, transmitted primarily through the fecal-oral route. In recent years, sporadic cases have also been documented in industrial countries, including Europe. ​The identification and characterization of animal strains of HEV from pigs, wild boar, and deer, and the demonstrated ability of cross-species infection by these animal strains raise potential public health concerns for foodborne and zoonotic transmission of the virus. This Brief will provide a thorough overview of HEV. It will discuss the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the virus in both humans and animals, review detection methods, and provide methods for its control and prevention.

Keywords

Hepatitis E foodborne pathogen zoonotic diseases

Authors and affiliations

  • Franco Maria Ruggeri
    • 1
  • Ilaria Di Bartolo
    • 2
  • Fabio Ostanello
    • 3
  • Marcello Trevisani
    • 4
  1. 1., Dept Vet. Public Health & Food SafetyIstituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly
  2. 2., Dept Food Safety & Veterinary Pub HealthIstituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly
  3. 3., Dept of Veterinary Medical SciencesBologna UniversityBolognaItaly
  4. 4.Università di BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7522-4
  • Copyright Information Franco Maria Ruggeri, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Marcello Trevisani, Fabio Ostanello 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7521-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7522-4
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