Hep E

Hepatitis E

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Hepatitis E

Transmission: like hepatitis A, hepatitis E is mainly transmitted through eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. Outbreaks generally occur where there is a lack of safe water and poor sanitation.

Prevention: currently there is a vaccine to prevent hepatitis E, but it is not widely available. Reduce the risk of exposure to hepatitis E by practicing good hygiene and sanitation, and avoiding drinking water that has come from a potentially unsafe source.

Treatment: there is no treatment for hepatitis E but people usually recover by themselves. It can, however, be fatal in some cases.