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Season 5, Episode 3 - Zoonotic Hepatitis E – What’s hot in 2023?

Hepatitis E is an inflammation of the liver caused by infection with the hepatitis E virus (HEV). HEV infections are among the most common causes of acute hepatitis worldwide.

2 different settings:

  • HEV genotypes 1 and 2 cause primarily in water-born outbreaks inn resource-limited settings
  • HEV genotypes 3 and 4 have emerged as porcine zoonoses in middle and high-income areas, including Europe

This Studio will focus on Zoonotic Hep E, especially HEV Genotype 3 infection and will discuss recent highlights as well as current challenges in basic, translational, and clinical research on Hepatitis E.

Learn more about the viral and host determinants for the diverse clinical outcomes of HEV genotype 3 infections, the challenge of chronic Hepatitis E in immunocompromised patients, as well as the current state of vaccine development and other preventive measures.

Faculty: Darius Moradpour (Moderator), Patrick Behrendt (Faculty), Montserrat Fraga Christinet (Faculty), Eike Steinmann (Faculty)

ℹ The episode will be broadcasted live on this page.

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