A positive-stranded RNA virus species in the genus HEPEVIRUS, causing enterically-transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis (HEPATITIS E).
Acute INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans; caused by HEPATITIS E VIRUS, a non-enveloped single-stranded RNA virus. Similar to HEPATITIS A, its incubation period is 15-60 days and is enterically transmitted, usually by fecal-oral transmission.
Immunoglobulins raised by any form of viral hepatitis; some of these antibodies are used to diagnose the specific kind of hepatitis.
An unassigned genus of RNA viruses with a single officially described species, HEPATITIS E VIRUS. A distantly related virus, Avian hepatitis E virus, has been listed as a tentative species. Strains have also been identified in swine. The family name hepeviridae has been proposed.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in animals due to viral infection.
Diseases of non-human animals that may be transmitted to HUMANS or may be transmitted from humans to non-human animals.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS genus, HEPATITIS B VIRUS. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
Diseases of domestic swine and of the wild boar of the genus Sus.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by a member of the HEPATOVIRUS genus, HUMAN HEPATITIS A VIRUS. It can be transmitted through fecal contamination of food or water.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.
Ribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.
The type species of the genus ORTHOHEPADNAVIRUS which causes human HEPATITIS B and is also apparently a causal agent in human HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA. The Dane particle is an intact hepatitis virion, named after its discoverer. Non-infectious spherical and tubular particles are also seen in the serum.
EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES based on the detection through serological testing of characteristic change in the serum level of specific ANTIBODIES. Latent subclinical infections and carrier states can thus be detected in addition to clinically overt cases.
Antigens from any of the hepatitis viruses including surface, core, and other associated antigens.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans due to infection by VIRUSES. There are several significant types of human viral hepatitis with infection caused by enteric-transmission (HEPATITIS A; HEPATITIS E) or blood transfusion (HEPATITIS B; HEPATITIS C; and HEPATITIS D).
Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).
Any vaccine raised against any virus or viral derivative that causes hepatitis.
A sequence of successive nucleotide triplets that are read as CODONS specifying AMINO ACIDS and begin with an INITIATOR CODON and end with a stop codon (CODON, TERMINATOR).
The expelling of virus particles from the body. Important routes include the respiratory tract, genital tract, and intestinal tract. Virus shedding is an important means of vertical transmission (INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION, VERTICAL).
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER with ongoing hepatocellular injury for 6 months or more, characterized by NECROSIS of HEPATOCYTES and inflammatory cell (LEUKOCYTES) infiltration. Chronic hepatitis can be caused by viruses, medications, autoimmune diseases, and other unknown factors.
Those hepatitis B antigens found on the surface of the Dane particle and on the 20 nm spherical and tubular particles. Several subspecificities of the surface antigen are known. These were formerly called the Australia antigen.
A species in the genus HEPATOVIRUS containing one serotype and two strains: HUMAN HEPATITIS A VIRUS and Simian hepatitis A virus causing hepatitis in humans (HEPATITIS A) and primates, respectively.
Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER.
Any of the viruses that cause inflammation of the liver. They include both DNA and RNA viruses as well viruses from humans and animals.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans that is caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS lasting six months or more. Chronic hepatitis C can lead to LIVER CIRRHOSIS.
The complete genetic complement contained in a DNA or RNA molecule in a virus.
Proteins found in any species of virus.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS B VIRUS lasting six months or more. It is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
The process of intracellular viral multiplication, consisting of the synthesis of PROTEINS; NUCLEIC ACIDS; and sometimes LIPIDS, and their assembly into a new infectious particle.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines containing inactivated hepatitis B or some of its component antigens and designed to prevent hepatitis B. Some vaccines may be recombinantly produced.
Antibodies to the HEPATITIS B ANTIGENS, including antibodies to the surface (Australia) and core of the Dane particle and those to the "e" antigens.
Immunoglobulins produced in response to VIRAL ANTIGENS.
A genus of FLAVIVIRIDAE causing parenterally-transmitted HEPATITIS C which is associated with transfusions and drug abuse. Hepatitis C virus is the type species.
A clinical manifestation of HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA, characterized by the yellowish staining of the SKIN; MUCOUS MEMBRANE; and SCLERA. Clinical jaundice usually is a sign of LIVER dysfunction.
Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
A species of SWINE, in the family Suidae, comprising a number of subspecies including the domestic pig Sus scrofa domestica.
The hepatitis B antigen within the core of the Dane particle, the infectious hepatitis virion.
Process of growing viruses in live animals, plants, or cultured cells.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent infection with hepatitis A virus (HEPATOVIRUS).
Viruses whose genetic material is RNA.
A closely related group of antigens found in the plasma only during the infective phase of hepatitis B or in virulent chronic hepatitis B, probably indicating active virus replication; there are three subtypes which may exist in a complex with immunoglobulins G.
The study of the structure, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of viruses, and VIRUS DISEASES.
Proteins that form the CAPSID of VIRUSES.
Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.
Antigens of the virion of the HEPATITIS B VIRUS or the Dane particle, its surface (HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGENS), core (HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIGENS), and other associated antigens, including the HEPATITIS B E ANTIGENS.
Antibodies to the HEPATITIS C ANTIGENS including antibodies to envelope, core, and non-structural proteins.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of viruses.
Activities involved in ensuring the safety of FOOD including avoidance of bacterial and other contamination.
Agents used in the prophylaxis or therapy of VIRUS DISEASES. Some of the ways they may act include preventing viral replication by inhibiting viral DNA polymerase; binding to specific cell-surface receptors and inhibiting viral penetration or uncoating; inhibiting viral protein synthesis; or blocking late stages of virus assembly.
A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.
The type species of ORTHOPOXVIRUS, related to COWPOX VIRUS, but whose true origin is unknown. It has been used as a live vaccine against SMALLPOX. It is also used as a vector for inserting foreign DNA into animals. Rabbitpox virus is a subspecies of VACCINIA VIRUS.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Antibodies to the HEPATITIS A ANTIGENS including antibodies to envelope, core, and non-structural proteins.
A defective virus, containing particles of RNA nucleoprotein in virion-like form, present in patients with acute hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis. It requires the presence of a hepadnavirus for full replication. This is the lone species in the genus Deltavirus.
A strain of HEPATITIS A VIRUS which causes hepatitis in humans. The virus replicates in hepatocytes and is presumed to reach the intestine via the bile duct. Transmission occurs by the fecal-oral route.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
Diseases of birds which are raised as a source of meat or eggs for human consumption and are usually found in barnyards, hatcheries, etc. The concept is differentiated from BIRD DISEASES which is for diseases of birds not considered poultry and usually found in zoos, parks, and the wild.
Places where animals are slaughtered and dressed for market.
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of L-alanine and 2-oxoglutarate to pyruvate and L-glutamate. (From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC 2.6.1.2.
Substances elaborated by viruses that have antigenic activity.
A chronic self-perpetuating hepatocellular INFLAMMATION of unknown cause, usually with HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA and serum AUTOANTIBODIES.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
A country in western Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, and the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the principalities of Andorra and Monaco, and by the duchy of Luxembourg. Its capital is Paris.
Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.
The family of agile, keen-sighted mongooses of Asia and Africa that feed on RODENTS and SNAKES.
The degree of similarity between sequences. Studies of AMINO ACID SEQUENCE HOMOLOGY and NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCE HOMOLOGY provide useful information about the genetic relatedness of genes, gene products, and species.
The infective system of a virus, composed of the viral genome, a protein core, and a protein coat called a capsid, which may be naked or enclosed in a lipoprotein envelope called the peplos.
The outer protein protective shell of a virus, which protects the viral nucleic acid.
A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
Specific molecular components of the cell capable of recognizing and interacting with a virus, and which, after binding it, are capable of generating some signal that initiates the chain of events leading to the biological response.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS, a defective RNA virus that can only infect HEPATITIS B patients. For its viral coating, hepatitis delta virus requires the HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGENS produced by these patients. Hepatitis D can occur either concomitantly with (coinfection) or subsequent to (superinfection) hepatitis B infection. Similar to hepatitis B, it is primarily transmitted by parenteral exposure, such as transfusion of contaminated blood or blood products, but can also be transmitted via sexual or intimate personal contact.
The assembly of VIRAL STRUCTURAL PROTEINS and nucleic acid (VIRAL DNA or VIRAL RNA) to form a VIRUS PARTICLE.
Viral proteins that are components of the mature assembled VIRUS PARTICLES. They may include nucleocapsid core proteins (gag proteins), enzymes packaged within the virus particle (pol proteins), and membrane components (env proteins). These do not include the proteins encoded in the VIRAL GENOME that are produced in infected cells but which are not packaged in the mature virus particle,i.e. the so called non-structural proteins (VIRAL NONSTRUCTURAL PROTEINS).
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in non-human animals.
The presence of viruses in the blood.
The functional hereditary units of VIRUSES.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Common name for the species Gallus gallus, the domestic fowl, in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES. It is descended from the red jungle fowl of SOUTHEAST ASIA.
A republic in eastern Africa, on the Gulf of Aden at the entrance to the Red Sea. Djibouti is also the name of its capital.
Aspects of health and disease related to travel.
Diseases of Old World and New World monkeys. This term includes diseases of baboons but not of chimpanzees or gorillas (= APE DISEASES).
Any of the processes by which cytoplasmic factors influence the differential control of gene action in viruses.
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
A general term for diseases produced by viruses.

Prevalence of enteric hepatitis A and E viruses in the Mekong River delta region of Vietnam. (1/486)

A study of antibody prevalence for hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis E virus (HEV) was carried out in southwestern Vietnam in an area adjacent to a known focus of epidemic HEV transmission. The purpose of this investigation was first to provide a prevalence measure of hepatitis infections, and second to determine the outbreak potential of HEV as a function of the susceptible population. Blood specimens collected from 646 persons in randomly selected village hamlets were examined by an ELISA for anti-HEV IgG and anti-HAV IgG. The prevalences of anti-HEV IgG and anti-HAV IgG were 9% and 97%, respectively. There was a significant increase (P < 0.01) in age-specific anti-HEV IgG. A notable increase in anti-HAV IgG prevalence (P < 0.0001) occurred between child populations 0-4 (64%) and 5-9 (95%) years of age. No evidence of familial clustering of anti-HEV IgG-positive individuals was detected, and household crowding was not associated with the spread of HEV. Boiling of water was found to be of protective value against HEV transmission. A relatively low prevalence of anti-HEV indicates considerable HEV outbreak potential, against a background of 1) poor, water-related hygiene/sanitation, 2) dependence on a (likely human/animal waste)-contaminated Mekong riverine system, and 3) periodic river flooding.  (+info)

A hepatitis E virus variant from the United States: molecular characterization and transmission in cynomolgus macaques. (2/486)

The partial sequence of a hepatitis E virus (HEV-US1) isolated from a patient in the United States (US), suffering from acute viral hepatitis with no known risk factors for acquiring HEV, has been reported. These sequences were significantly different from previously characterized HEV isolates, alluding to the existence of a distinct human variant. In this paper, we report the near full-length sequences of HEV-US1 and a second US isolate (HEV-US2). HEV-US2 was identified in a US patient suffering from acute viral hepatitis. These sequences verify the presence of a new HEV strain in North America and provide information as to the degree of variability between variants. The HEV-US nucleotide sequences are 92% identical to each other and only 74% identical to the Burmese and Mexican strains. Amino acid and phylogenetic analyses also demonstrate that the US isolates are genetically distinct, suggesting the presence of three genotypes of HEV. Serum from the second US patient induced hepatitis following inoculation into a cynomolgus macaque. Within 2-4 weeks, HEV-US2 RNA was detectable in both the serum and faecal material coinciding with elevated serum alanine transaminase levels. Infection resolved as antibody titres increased 8 weeks post-inoculation.  (+info)

Mutational analysis of glycosylation, membrane translocation, and cell surface expression of the hepatitis E virus ORF2 protein. (3/486)

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the etiological agent for viral hepatitis type E, which is a major problem in the developing world. Because HEV cannot be cultured in vitro, very little information exists on the mechanisms of HEV gene expression and genome replication. HEV is a positive-strand RNA virus with three potential open reading frames (ORFs), one of which (ORF2) is postulated to encode the major viral capsid protein (pORF2). We earlier showed (S. Jameel, M. Zafrullah, M. H. Ozdener, and S. K. Panda, J. Virol. 70:207-216, 1996) pORF2 to be a approximately 88-kDa glycoprotein, carrying N-linked glycans and a potential endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-directing signal at its N terminus. Treatment with the drugs brefeldin A and monensin suggest that the protein may accumulate within the ER. Based on mutational analysis, we demonstrate Asn-310 to be the major site of N-glycan addition. In COS-1 cell expression and in vitro translation experiments, we confirm the ER-translocating nature of the pORF2 N-terminal hydrophobic sequence and show that the protein is cotranslationally, but not posttranslationally, translocated across the ER membrane. Earlier, we had also demonstrated cell surface localization of a fraction of the COS-1 cell-expressed pORF2. Using glycosylation- and translocation-defective mutants of pORF2, we now show that while transit of pORF2 into the ER is necessary for its cell surface expression, glycosylation of the protein is not required for such localization. These results may offer clues to the mechanisms of gene expression and capsid assembly in HEV.  (+info)

Only the non-glycosylated fraction of hepatitis E virus capsid (open reading frame 2) protein is stable in mammalian cells. (4/486)

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a non-enveloped, positive-strand RNA virus, with the genome encoding three open reading frames (ORFs) of which ORF 2 directs translation of the capsid protein, PORF2. Following pulse-labelling and cell fractionation of PORF2 expressed in mammalian cells using the Semliki Forest virus replicon, the capsid protein was detected as three major species of 78 (PORF2), 82 and 86 kDa, with P82 and P86 being N-glycosylated (gPORF2 and ggPORF2, respectively). Although gPORF2 and ggPORF2 species represented 79% of total PORF2 after 20 min metabolic labelling and were largely membrane-associated, the glycosylated PORF2 species were much less stable than non-glycosylated PORF2, which was present in the cytosol and represented the major product accumulated in the cell. In the absence of detectable surface expression or export of PORF2, this suggests that glycosylated ORF 2 proteins may not be intermediates in HEV capsid assembly.  (+info)

Phylogenetic analysis of hepatitis E virus isolates from India (1976-1993). (5/486)

Seventeen Indian hepatitis E virus (HEV) isolates, representing epidemic and sporadic hepatitis E cases during 1976-1991, were sequenced in the RNA polymerase (RNAP) region. Five isolates were also sequenced in the non-structural hypervariable region of open reading frame 1. Open reading frames 2 and 3 were sequenced only for the prototype isolate. On the basis of the comparison of all the available sequences of the conserved RNAP region, the HEV isolates were divided into three genotypes, differing from each other by >15%. Genotype I included African and Asian isolates, whereas II and III were represented by Mexican and US isolates, respectively. Genotype I was further divided into four sub-genotypes. The majority of the Indian isolates (15/20), along with the Burmese and Nepali isolates, belonged to genotype IA. Genotype IB included HEV isolates from China, Pakistan and the former USSR and 2/20 Indian isolates, which represented the oldest (1976) HEV sequenced so far. Genotype IC included both the African isolates, whereas 3/20 Indian isolates formed genotype ID. Nucleotide sequence analysis of other regions of the HEV genome also placed isolates in the same genotypes. Both the Indian cities experiencing second HEV epidemics, after intervals of 8 and 10 years, showed shifts in the sub-genotypes found; from IB (Ahm-76) to IA (Ahm-84) and from IA (Kol-81) to ID (Kol-91). However, no major shift in the genotypes was noted. Overall, HEV genotypes appear to be segregated geographically.  (+info)

Antigenic domains of the open reading frame 2-encoded protein of hepatitis E virus. (6/486)

The antigenic composition of the hepatitis E virus (HEV) protein encoded by open reading frame 2 (ORF2) was determined by using synthetic peptides. Three sets of overlapping 18-, 25-, and 30-mer peptides, with each set spanning the entire ORF2 protein of the HEV Burma strain, were synthesized. All synthetic peptides were tested by enzyme immunoassay against a panel of 32 anti-HEV-positive serum specimens obtained from acutely HEV-infected persons. Six antigenic domains within the ORF2 protein were identified. Domains 1 and 6 located at the N and C termini of the ORF2 protein, respectively, contain strong immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM antigenic epitopes that can be efficiently modeled with peptides of different sizes. In contrast, antigenic epitopes identified within the two central domains (3 and 4) were modeled more efficiently with 30-mer peptides than with either 18- or 25-mers. Domain 2 located at amino acids (aa) 143 to 222 was modeled best with 25-mer peptides. A few 30-mer synthetic peptides derived from domain 5 identified at aa 490 to 579 demonstrated strong IgM antigenic reactivity. Several 30-mer synthetic peptides derived from domains 1, 4, and 6 immunoreacted with IgG or IgM with more than 70% of anti-HEV-positive serum specimens. Thus, the results of this study demonstrate the existence of six diagnostically relevant antigenic domains within the HEV ORF2 protein.  (+info)

Evidence for widespread infection of wild rats with hepatitis E virus in the United States. (7/486)

Hepatitis E is an important medical pathogen in many developing countries but is rarely reported from the United States, although antibody to hepatitis E virus (anti-HEV) is found in > 1% of U.S. citizens. Zoonotic spread of the virus is suspected. Sera obtained from 239 wild rats trapped in widely separated regions of the United States were tested for anti-HEV. Seventy-seven percent of rats from Maryland, 90% from Hawaii, and 44% from Louisiana were seropositive for anti-HEV. Rats from urban as well as rural areas were seropositive and the prevalence of anti-HEV IgG increased in parallel with the estimated age of the rats, leading to speculation that they might be involved in the puzzling high prevalence of anti-HEV among some U.S. city dwellers. The discovery of a in rats in the United States and the recently reported discovery that HEV is endemic in U.S. swine raise many questions about transmission, reservoirs, and strains of HEV in developed countries.  (+info)

Cell culture of sporadic hepatitis E virus in China. (8/486)

The isolation and identification of the 87A strain of epidemic hepatitis E virus (HEV) by means of cell culturing have been described previously. This paper reports the successful isolation of a sporadic HEV strain (G93-2) in human lung carcinoma cell (A549) cultures. The etiology, molecular and biological properties, and serological relationship of this new strain to other, epidemic HEV strains are described. The propagation of both sporadic and epidemic HEV strains in a cell culture system will facilitate vaccine research.  (+info)

Rabbits have also been suggested as a zoonotic source of Hepatitis E Virus. French researchers found that farmed and wild rabbits in France are naturally infected with Hepatitis E Virus. They also characterized a human Hepatitis E Virus strain that is closely related to rabbit Hepatitis E Virus strains; this finding thus supports the potential of zoonotic transmission from rabbits to humans[3]. However, research showed that isolates from farmed, wild and pet rabbits in The Netherlands were distinct from most human isolates and are unlikely to be a zoonotic source[4] ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Expression and characterization of the hepatitis E virus ORF3 protein in the methylotrophic yeast, Pichia pastoris. AU - Lal, Sunil K.. AU - Tulasiram, P.. AU - Jameel, Shahid. N1 - Funding Information: The authors are grateful to the Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, OK, USA for providing the Pp expression system and to S.K. Panda and M. Zafrullah for help. This work was supported by internal funds from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India. Copyright: Copyright 2007 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 1997/4/29. Y1 - 1997/4/29. N2 - We have used the methylotrophic yeast, Pichia pastoris, to express the open reading frame 3 (ORF3) of the hepatitis E virus (HEV). The ORF3 gene codes for a 123-amino-acid protein that contains highly immunodominant epitopes and is a potentially useful diagnostic and immunoprophylactic antigen. The expressed protein showed positive on immunoblots probed against antibodies raised in ...
Hepatitis E infection is usually a self-limiting disease and an important cause of acute hepatitis in tropical and subtropical regions where the virus is endemic. In industrialized countries, sporadic cases of acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections have been described and the number of documented autochthonous infections seems to be increasing. We report three sporadic cases of autochthonous hepatitis E infections in Southwestern Germany which presented at our university hospital within two years. All cases were men who presented with acute hepatitis, icterus and elevated liver. In case 1 and case 2, liver biopsy revealed acute hepatitis, both patients were positive for anti-HEV antibodies, case 1 was also positive for HEV RNA with a viral load of 3.0x10(3)copies/ml in serum. In case 3, anti-HEV antibodies were detectable and HEV RNA was detected in serum (4.3x10(3)copies/ml) and stool (1.4x10(6)copies/ml). None of the patients had a recent travel history outside Germany and close contact to ...
To investigate characteristics of hepatitis E cases in the United States, we tested samples from persons seronegative for acute hepatitis A and B whose clinical specimens were referred to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during June 2005-March 2012 for hepatitis E virus (HEV) testing. We found that 26 (17%) of 154 persons tested had hepatitis E. Of these, 15 had not recently traveled abroad (nontravelers), and 11 had (travelers). Compared with travelers, nontravelers were older (median 61 vs. 32 years of age) and more likely to be anicteric (53% vs. 8%); the nontraveler group also had fewer persons of South Asian ethnicity (7% vs. 73%) and more solid-organ transplant recipients (47% vs. 0). HEV genotype 3 was characterized from 8 nontravelers and genotypes 1 or 4 from 4 travelers. Clinicians should consider HEV infection in the differential diagnosis of hepatitis, regardless of patient travel history.
To investigate characteristics of hepatitis E cases in the United States, we tested samples from persons seronegative for acute hepatitis A and B whose clinical specimens were referred to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during June 2005-March 2012 for hepatitis E virus (HEV) testing. We found that 26 (17%) of 154 persons tested had hepatitis E. Of these, 15 had not recently traveled abroad (nontravelers), and 11 had (travelers). Compared with travelers, nontravelers were older (median 61 vs. 32 years of age) and more likely to be anicteric (53% vs. 8%); the nontraveler group also had fewer persons of South Asian ethnicity (7% vs. 73%) and more solid-organ transplant recipients (47% vs. 0). HEV genotype 3 was characterized from 8 nontravelers and genotypes 1 or 4 from 4 travelers. Clinicians should consider HEV infection in the differential diagnosis of hepatitis, regardless of patient travel history ...
Many studies have been done on the epidemiology of Hepatitis E on general population, but the data among patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are few and give conflicting results.The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection and its relationship in ESRD patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD).This cross-sectional study was carried out on ESRD patients treated with HD in Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz city, Southwest of Iran. Blood sampling of patients was collected immediately before the dialysis session and the serum were evaluated for anti-HEV IgG titers by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. The statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 15 software was used for data analysis.Out of 47 ESRD patients, 27 were male (57.4%) and 20 were female (42.6%), with mean age of 55.27 ± 8.1 years. The prevalence of anti-HEV antibody was 10.6 % (five patients, four male and one female). The mean age of HEV positive and negative patients
In Brazil, the circulation of hepatitis E virus (HEV) has been demonstrated in distinct groups of individuals and some animals, but its prevalence among individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is unknown. This study aimed to assess the frequency of serological and molecular HEV markers in individuals infected with HIV from São Paulo, Brazil. Serum and plasma samples of 354 HIV-infected patients collected between 2007 and 2013 were included. All samples were tested for anti-HEV IgG and IgM antibodies and HEV RNA. Anti-HEV IgG and IgM antibodies were detected in 10.7% (38/354) and 1.4% (5/354) of the samples, respectively. Both antibodies were detected simultaneously in only two samples. HEV RNA was not detected in any sample. There was no significant correlation of anti-HEV serological status (positivity to anti-HEV IgG and/or IgM) with sex, age, CD4(+) T cell count, HIV viral load, antiretroviral therapy, liver enzyme levels, or coinfection with hepatitis B virus and/or ...
Nucleic acid amplification technique-based assays are a primary method for the detection of acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, but assay sensitivity can vary widely. To improve interlaboratory results for the detection and quantification of HEV RNA, a candidate World Health Organization (WHO) International Standard (IS) strain was evaluated in a collaborative study involving 23 laboratories from 10 countries. The IS, code number 6329/10, was formulated by using a genotype 3a HEV strain from a blood donation, diluted in pooled human plasma and lyophilized. A Japanese national standard, representing a genotype 3b HEV strain, was prepared and evaluated in parallel. The potencies of the standards were determined by qualitative and quantitative assays. Assay variability was substantially reduced when HEV RNA concentrations were expressed relative to the IS. Thus, WHO has established 6329/10 as the IS for HEV RNA, with a unitage of 250,000 International Units per milliliter.
The aim of this study was to analyze the sensitivity of hepatitis E virus antigen (HEV-Ag) to determine acute E hepatitis. Ninety-four serum samples resulting anti-HEV IgM by DIA.PRO assay were analyzed with Wantai assay to check for HEV-Ag. Thirty samples were anti-HEV IgM positive and HEV-RNA positive, 19 samples harbored genotype 3, whereas 11 samples were genotype 1. Overall, 16% of anti-HEV IgM samples resulted HEV-Ag positive and 33.3% of HEV-RNA positive were also HEV-Ag positive. Among 64 HEV-RNA negative samples, 5 (7.8%) were HEV-Ag positive. The concordance of HEV-RNA and HEV-Ag was low (Cohens Kappa=0.36). The Bland-Altman plot revealed a low agreement between HEV-RNA viral load and HEV-Ag, confirmed by a not significant Spearmans correlation coefficient (rho=0.137, p >0.05). Moreover, the HEV-Ag showed 100% specificity. In genotype 3f samples with a viral load >800cp/ml HEV-Ag was positive in 80% of samples, whereas all patients harboring genotype 3e were HEV-Ag-negative ...
Epidemiological studies found that hepatitis E virus genotype 3 (HEV-3) infection was associated with chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis in immunocompromised patients. Our study aimed to investigate the relationship between the host immunosuppressive status and the occurrence of HEV-related chronic hepatitis. Here we describe a successful experimental study, using cynomolgus monkeys previously treated with tacrolimus, a potent calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressant, and infected with a Brazilian HEV-3 strain isolated from naturally infected pigs. HEV infected monkeys were followed up during 160 days post infection (dpi) by clinical signs; virological, biochemical and haematological parameters; and liver histopathology. The tacrolimus blood levels were monitored throughout the experiment. Immunosuppression was confirmed by clinical and laboratorial findings, such as: moderate weight loss, alopecia, and herpes virus opportunistic infection. In this study, chronic HEV infection was characterized by the mild
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Background Hepatitis E is caused by the hepatitis E virus (hepatitis E virus, HEV) an acute self-limiting disease, mainly by the fecal - oral transmission, sporadic outbreaks in two forms. Patients wi
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an increasingly recognised pathogen, affecting several hundred thousand individuals in western countries each year. Importantly, the majority of immunocompromised individuals are not able to clear HEV but develop a chronic course of infection. In the case of lymphoma, which is an inherent immunosuppressive disease per se, chemotherapy can even further exacerbate the immunosuppressive status. As the mechanism of HEV chronification is barely understood, it is important to gain knowledge about the influence of chemotherapeutic drugs on the HEV replication cycle to guide rational clinical management of HEV infection in such patients. In this case report, a 70 year old man was diagnosed with lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. As we observed the occurrence of chronic HEV after treatment with the Brutons tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib in vivo, we investigated the influence of BTK signaling and ibrutinib treatment in the HEV replication cycle in vitro. First, we detected ...
Chronic hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections have recently been described in HIV-infected patients. Only few data are available for sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV and HEV are highly co-endemic, and where liver pathology is common in HIV-infected individuals. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of HEV viremia, anti-HEV antibodies, and serum aminotransferase levels in HIV patients in Ghana and Cameroon. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively surveyed a cross-section of patients who were enrolled in cohort studies in Ghana (West Africa), and Cameroon (Central Africa). Plasma samples from 1029 HIV patients from Ghana and 515 patients from Cameroon including 214 children were analyzed for HEV-RNA by two reverse transcription PCR methods. In a subset of 791 patients, anti-HEV IgG and IgM antibodies were analyzed. RESULTS: No HEV-RNA was detected in any of the plasma samples of 1544 patients. HEV seroprevalence was high in adult HIV patients from Ghana (45.3%, n=402) and Cameroon (14.2%, n=289), but low in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Hepatitis e virus (HEV) detection and quantification by a real-time reverse transcription-PCR assay calibrated to the world health organization standard for HEV RNA. AU - Germer, Jeffrey J.. AU - Ankoudinova, Irina. AU - Belousov, Yevgeniy S.. AU - Mahoney, Walt. AU - Dong, Chen. AU - Meng, Jihong. AU - Mandrekar, Jayawant. AU - Yao, Joseph D.. PY - 2017/5/1. Y1 - 2017/5/1. N2 - Hepatitis E virus (HEV) has emerged as a cause of chronic hepatitis among immunocompromised patients. Molecular assays have become important tools for the diagnosis and management of these chronically infected patients. A real-time reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) assay utilizing Pleiades probe chemistry and an RNA internal control for the simultaneous detection and quantification of HEV RNA in human serum was developed based on an adaptation of a previously described and broadly reactive primer set targeting the overlapping open reading frame 2/3 (ORF2/3) nucleotide sequence of HEV. A ...
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 3, which usually causes asymptomatic infection in Japan, induced severe hepatitis in 8 patients. To better understand genetic features of HEV associated with increased virulence, we determined the complete or near-complete nucleotide sequences of HEV from these 8 patients and from 5 swine infected with genotype 3 strain swJ19. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the isolates from the 8 patients and the 5 swine grouped separately from the other genotype 3 isolates to create a unique cluster, designated JIO. The human JIO-related viruses encoded 18 amino acids different from those of the other HEV genotype 3 strains. One substitution common to almost all human HEV strains in the JIO cluster was located in the helicase domain (V239A) and may be associated with increased virulence. A zoonotic origin of JIO-related viruses is suspected because the isolates from the 5 swine also possessed the signature V239A substitution in helicase ...
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an important cause of enterically transmitted acute hepatitis worldwide and is a locally acquired disease in both developing and developed nations. Different genotypes in these two regions display the different characteristics of this interesting infection. HEV is classified into four major genotypes and it can present as two contrasting clinical entities. HEV genotypes 1 (HEV1) and 2 (HEV 2) are related to waterborne transmission and poor sanitation. Whereas genotypes 3 (HEV3) and 4 (HEV4) are associated with zoonotic transmission mainly through pigs, wild boar and deer. HEV infections in Africa are thought to be caused by HEV1 and HEV2. The seroprevalence of HEV has been described in Southern Africa, but all more than 10 years ago when assays were not well developed. South Africa has three HEV reports, describing a hospital outbreak, and the seroprevalence in specific communities of South Africa. The seroprevalence from these studies ranged from 2% ...
Hepatitis E, caused by infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV), is a common cause of enterically-transmitted acute hepatitis in developing countries. Occasional cases of sporadic hepatitis E have been increasingly recognized in developed countries over the past decade. These cases differ from those in developing countries in being possibly caused by zoonotic transmission, often affecting people with a suppressed immune system and occasionally leading to persistent HEV infection. The commonly used tests for HEV infection include detection of IgM and IgG anti-HEV antibodies and detection of HEV RNA. IgM anti-HEV antibodies can be detected during the first few months after HEV infection, whereas IgG anti-HEV antibodies represent either recent or remote exposure. The presence of HEV RNA indicates current infection, whether acute or chronic. Although several diagnostic assays for anti-HEV antibodies are available, they have undergone fairly limited testing and often provide discordant results, particularly
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Hepatitis E is a disease of major public-health concern mainly in developing countries. Although molecular and sero-epidemiological investigations of HEV have been performed in many provinces in China, the epidemiological data from Yunnan Province are limited and genotypes are not be fully characterized. In this study the prevalence and characteristics of hepatitis E virus (HEV) detected in pigs from Yunnan province, China was evaluated. A total of 13 out of 187 pig fecal samples collected in 2011 revealed HEV positive results; likewise, 7 out of 69 samples collected in 2012 exhibited positive results. These findings indicated a total prevalence of 7.8% (20/256). Phylogenetic and molecular evolutionary analysis results revealed that nine strains were found in the samples obtained in 2011, in which 87.1% to 99.4% nucleotide sequence identity was shared among these strains; and 77.0% to 81.9%, 52.2% to 53.6%, 77.0% to 88.2% and 77.9% to 96.8% nucleotide sequence identities were shared with strains
主要论著:. 1.Shen Q, Pu Y,Fu X, Xie Y, Bian X, Yang S, Yang Y, Cui L, Wang X, Wang H, Zhang W. 2014. Changes in the cellular proteins of A549 infected with hepatitis E virus by proteomics analysis. BMC Vet Res. 2014 Aug 30;10(1):188.. 2.Shen Q, Zhang W, Yang S, Cui L, Hua X. 2012. Complete genome sequence of a new-genotype porcine norovirus isolated from piglets with diarrhea. J Virol. 2012 Jun;86(12):7015-6.. 3.Shen Q, Zhang W, Yang S, Chen Y, Ning H, Shan T, Liu J, Yang Z, Cui L, Zhu J, and Hua X. 2009. Molecular Detection and Prevalence of Porcine Caliciviruses in eastern China from 2008 to 2009. Arch Virol 154(10):1625-30. 4.Shen Q, Zhang W, Cao X, Mou J, Cui L, and Hua X. 2007. Cloning of Full Genome Sequence of Hepatitis E Virus of Shanghai Swine Isolate Using RACE Method. Virol J 4:98. 5.Quan Shen, Rongqing Ren, Wen Zhang, Zhibiao Yang, Shixing Yang, Yan Chen, Li Cui, Xiuguo Hu. 2011. Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus and Porcine Caliciviruses in Pig Farms of Guizhou Province, China. ...
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Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a nonenveloped RNA virus causing hepatitis E worldwide. The increase in transfusion-transmitted cases of HEV infections from asymptomatic blood donors causing serious illnesses among immunosuppressed recipients has been reported in the past few years. China is one of the most prevalent regions of HEV; as a result, it is important to evaluate the risk of transfusion-transmitted HEV. A total of 1864 serum samples (including demographic characteristics) from blood donors were randomly collected from February to March 2018 in Dali city. Anti-HEV IgG, IgM and IgA antibodies and HEV antigen were examined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). HEV RNA was detected by real-time PCR. Multivariable logistic regression modelling was used to examine the risk factors associated with HEV prevalence. Overall, the positive rates of anti-HEV IgG, IgM, and IgA antibodies were 13.36% (249/1864), 1.13% (21/1864), and 1.82% (34/1864), respectively. However, none of the 1864 serum samples
Infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) can be clinically inapparent or produce symptoms and signs of hepatitis of varying severity and occasional fatality. This variability in clinical outcomes may reflect differences in host susceptibility or the presence of virally encoded determinants of pathogenicity. Analysis of complete genome sequences supports the division of HEV genotype 3 (HEV-3) variants into three major clades: 3ra comprising HEV isolates from rabbits, and 3efg and 3abchij comprising the corresponding named subtypes derived from humans and pigs. Using this framework, we investigated associations between viral genetic variability of HEV-3 in symptomatic and asymptomatic infections by comparing HEV-3 subgenomic sequences previously obtained from blood donors with those from patients presenting with hepatitis in the UK (54 blood donors, 148 hepatitis patients), the Netherlands (38 blood donors, 119 hepatitis patients), France (24 blood donors, 55 hepatitis patients) and Germany (14 blood donors
Background. In many developed countries hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections have occurred predominantly in travellers to countries endemic for HEV. HEV is a potential threat to blood safety as the virus is transfusion-transmissible. To minimise this risk in Australia, individuals diagnosed with HEV are deferred. Malarial deferrals, when donors are restricted from donating fresh blood components following travel to an area in which malaria is endemic, probably also decrease the HEV risk, by deferring donors who travel to many countries also endemic for HEV. The aim of this study is to describe overseas-acquired HEV cases in Australia, in order to determine whether infection in travellers poses a risk to Australian blood safety. Materials and methods. Details of all notified HEV cases in Australia from 2002 to 2014 were accessed, and importation rates estimated. Countries in which HEV was acquired were compared to those for which donations are restricted following travel because of a malaria risk.
Discussion: We have reported elsewhere (1) that HEV infection can evolve into chronic hepatitis E in organ transplant recipients receiving immunosuppressive drugs. Two other cases (2, 3) of prolonged HEV infection have been reported: 1 in a patient with lymphoma being treated with rituximab (2), and another in an immunocompromised patient with HIV infection (3). The lymphocyte and CD4+ cell counts were lower than normal in our transplant recipients (1) and in the patient with HIV (3), and they were not reported for the patient with lymphoma (2). Hairy cell leukemia is an indolent chronic B-cell lymphoproliferative disease with a good long-term prognosis, and its main complication is infection (4). We chose to treat this patient with pegylated interferon-α2b for several reasons. We have reported (1) that immunosuppressive drugs are associated with progression to severe liver fibrosis in chronic HEV infection, so we treated this patients chronic HEV infection with pegylated interferon-α2b ...
Hepatitis E is a viral hepatitis that affects the liver and is caused by the hepatitis E virus, or HEV. The liver is an organ found on the right side of our belly (abdomen) under the rib cage. It cleans our blood of toxins, poisons, and bacteria. It produces bile which helps our body breakdown food. It stores vitamins, minerals and sugars. And it helps control cholesterol levels. Hepatitis E occurs when the hepatitis E virus causes the liver to swell, scar, and become inflamed, which stops it from working properly or completely Symptoms may include nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin). Hepatitis E symptoms usually go away after 4-6 weeks. It is rare for HEV to become chronic, but it can be very serious for pregnant women. HEV is spread through food or water that is contaminated with the feces (bowel movement) of people infected with HEV. There is some concern that it may also be passed through pigs in areas where HEV is common. There is no evidence that HEV is passed ...
1) Guillain-Barre syndrome being associated with hepatitis E virus infection and 2) Topic of the month: Review of new oral anticoagulants for stroke. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Bart Jacobs about his paper on Guillain-Barre syndrome being associated with hepatitis E virus infection. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about myelin-oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Mark McAllister in Read More 1) Guillain-Barre syndrome being associated with hepatitis E virus infection and 2) Topic of the month: Review of new oral anticoagulants for stroke. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Ted Burns ...
The hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the causative pathogen of hepatitis E, a global public health concern. HEV comprises 8 genotypes with a wide host range and geographic distribution. This study aims to determine the genetic factors influencing the molecular adaptive changes of HEV open reading frames (ORFs) and estimate the HEV origin and evolutionary history. Sequences of HEV strains isolated between 1982 and 2017 were retrieved and multiple analyses were performed to determine overall codon usage patterns, effects of natural selection and/or mutation pressure and host influence on the evolution of HEV ORFs. Besides, Bayesian Coalescent Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) Analysis was performed to estimate the spatial-temporal evolution of HEV. The results indicated an A/C nucleotide bias and ORF-dependent codon usage bias affected mainly by natural selection. The adaptation of HEV ORFs to their hosts was also ORF-dependent, with ORF1 and ORF2 sharing an almost similar adaptation profile to the different
p,Approximately 20 million hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections occur annually in both developing and industrialized countries. Most infections are self-limiting, but they can lead to chronic infections and cirrhosis in immunocompromised patients, and death in pregnant women. The mechanisms of HEV replication remain incompletely understood due to scarcity of adequate experimental platforms. HEV undergoes asymmetric genome replication, but it produces an additional subgenomic (SG) RNA encoding the viral capsid and a viroporin in partially overlapping open reading frames. Using a novel transcomplementation system, we mapped the intragenomic subgenomic promoter regulating SG RNA synthesis. This -acting element is highly conserved across all eight HEV genotypes, and when the element is mutated, it abrogates particle assembly and release. Our work defines previously unappreciated viral regulatory elements and provides the first in-depth view of the intracellular genome dynamics of this emerging human ...
Justification and scope. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is one of the main causes of acute hepatitis in both developed and developing countries. This infectious disease has a high prevalence and incidence in Europe.1 HEV infection has a greater clinical impact in vulnerable populations, such as immunosuppressed patients, pregnant women, and patients with underlying liver disease.2,3 Thus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ranks it as one of the leading causes of death due to acute hepatitis of viral origin worldwide.4 However, national and international recommendations for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of HEV have not been developed (EASL guidelines has been reported after submission of the present document),5 which makes it difficult to manage patients. This, combined with the fact that HEV infection is not a notifiable disease in most countries, allows us to speculate that its incidence and clinical impact may be higher than expected. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) ...
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Hepatitis E is an important medical pathogen in many developing countries but is rarely reported from the United States, although antibody to hepatitis E virus anti-HEV is found in1% of U.S. citizens. Zoonotic spread of the virus is suspected. Sera obtained from 239 wild rats trapped in widely separated regions of the United States were tested...
This review details the molecular virology of the hepatitis E virus (HEV). a few variants from Africa, and genotypes 3 and 4 include human and swine HEV strains from industrialized countries and Asia (particularly China), respectively. While genotypes 1 and 2 have only been found in humans, genotypes 3 and 4 have been recovered from humans as well as pigs and other animal species. Genotype 3 is usually evenly distributed across the world while genotype 4 is found more often in China and Japan. Early studies on HEV transmission and pathogenesis as well as preclinical vaccine development studies have mostly been carried out in non-human primates such as cynomolgus, rhesus and owl monkeys, and chimpanzees (Uchida et al., 1991; Purdy et al., 1992; Ticehurst et al., 1992; McCaustland et al., 2000). More recently, pigs have also been used for transmission and molecular studies (Meng et al., 1998). However, a small animal model for HEV is still elusive. That and the lack of a suitable cell culture ...
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Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is responsible for epidemics and endemics of acute hepatitis in humans, mainly through waterborne, foodborne, and zoonotic transmission routes. HEV is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus classified in the family Hepeviridae and encompasses four known Genotypes (1-4), at least two new putative genotypes of mammalian HEV, and one floating genus of avian HEV. Genotypes 1 and 2 HEVs only affect humans, while Genotypes 3 and 4 are zoonotic and responsible for sporadic and autochthonous infections in both humans and several other animal species worldwide. HEV has an ever-expanding host range and has been identified in numerous animal species. Swine serve as a reservoir species for HEV transmission to humans; however, it is likely that other animal species may also act as reservoirs. HEV poses an important public health concern with cases of the disease definitively linked to handling of infected pigs, consumption of raw and undercooked animal meats, and animal manure ...
Hepatitis E is becoming a growing health concern in European countries as an increase of sporadic human cases of unknown origin has been recorded lately. Its causative agent, Hepatitis E virus (HEV), is known to have zoonotic potential and thus the role of domestic and wild animals in the chain of v …
Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) infection is a newly recognized serious threat to global public health and Africa is suspected to be among the most severely affected regions in the world. Understanding HEV epidemiology in Africa will expedite the implementation of evidence-based control policies aimed at preventing the spread of HEV including policies for the use of available resources such as HEV vaccines. Here we present a comprehensive review of HEV epidemiology in Africa based on published data. We searched for articles on HEV epidemiology in Africa from online databases such as PubMed, Scopus, and ISI Web of Science and critically reviewed appropriate publications to extract consistent findings, identify knowledge gaps, and suggest future studies. Taking a particularly high toll in pregnant women and their fetuses, HEV has infected human populations in 28 of 56 African countries. Since 1979, 17 HEV outbreaks have been reported about once every other year from Africa causing a reported 35,300 cases with 650
In the present study, we detected anti-HEV IgM and IgG in a cohort of 497 women at mid-term pregnancy and at 6 years postpartum and also in their 497 children. We found that the positive rate of anti-HEV IgM or the prevalence of anti-HEV IgG was constant in women at the two time points. The unchanged positive rates do not reflect that there was no novel HEV infection occurred during the observation period, but it was resulted from the balance of seronegative conversion due to the natural decay of anti-HEV IgG and the seropositive conversion caused by the novel infections. Additionally, we found that anti-HEV prevalence in Chinese children was extremely low.. Previous studies have indicated that commercially available immunoassays for detection of anti-HEV antibodies differ dramatically in the sensitivity and specificity. The sensitivity could range from 72 to 98 % in detecting the same diagnostic sensitivity panel [20], and highly discrepant results existed in evaluation of anti-HEV IgG ...
We assessed hepatitis E virus (HEV) antibody seroprevalence in a sample of the adult population in Germany. Overall HEV IgG prevalence was 16.8% (95% CI 15.6%-17.9%) and increased with age, leveling off at |60 years of age. HEV is endemic in Germany,
Hepatitis E virus sequences were detected by RT-PCR in 14/15 (93%) of untreated sewage samples from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Phylogenetic analysis of amplicons at limiting dilution revealed the co-circulation of multiple variants of HEV-3, with a pattern of diversity matching that observed in a local cohort of HEV-infected hepatitis patients. J. Med. Virol. 88:915-918, 2016. © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Medical Virology Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes acute hepatitis with approximately 20 million cases per year globally. Based on genetic diversity, HEV is classified into different genotypes, with genotype 3 (HEV-3) being most prevalent in Europe and North America. The transmission of HEV-3 has been shown to be zoonotic and mainly associated with the consumption of raw or undercooked pork products. Herein, we investigated the efficacy of high-pressure processing (HPP) in inactivation of HEV-3 using a cell culture system. HPP has been indicated as a promising non-thermal pathogen inactivation strategy for treatment of certain high-risk food commodities, without any noticeable changes in their nature. For this purpose, we treated HEV-3 in media with different conditions of HPP: 400 MPa for 1 and 5 min, as well as 600 MPa for 1 and 5 min, at ambient temperature. All four HPP treatments of HEV in media were observed to result in a 2-log reduction in HEV load, as determined by the amounts of extracellular HEV RNA produced at
Avian hepevirus infections were detected in chickens suffering from big liver and spleen disease or hepatitis-splenomegaly syndrome in Australia, the USA and Europe. Available data indicate their genetic relationship to mammalian hepatitis E virus (HEV). In the present study, the near-complete genomic sequences of an Australian and a European isolate of avian hepatitis E virus (avian HEV) are reported for the first time. Furthermore, the phylogenetic relationship to other avian HEVs is determined. Sequence analyses of these isolates identified major genetic differences among avian HEVs. Most of them are located within the open reading frame (ORF)1 region, although only a few lie within conserved motifs of predicted domains. Non-silent mutations in the ORF2 region suggest the presence of potentially different epitopes among avian HEV isolates. Finally, phylogenetic analysis confirmed the distant relationship to mammalian HEV and additionally suggested that the avian HEVs can be separated into three
Avian hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA virus with a complete genome of approximately 6.6 kb in size. To date, four major genotypes of avian HEV have been identified and classified into the Orthohepevirus B genus of the family Hepeviridae. The avian HEV associated with hepatitis-splenomegaly syndrome, big liver and spleen disease or hepatic rupture hemorrhage syndrome in chickens is genetically and antigenically related to mammalian HEV. With the increased genotypes of avian HEV identified, a broader host tropism is also notable in the epidemiological studies. Due to the lack of an efficient cell culture system, the mechanisms of avian HEV replication and pathogenesis are still poorly understood. The recent identification and characterization of animal strains of avian HEV has demonstrated the virus ability of cross-species infection. Although it has not yet been detected in humans, the potential threat of a zoonotic HEV capable of transmission to humans needs to be taken
Matthew Garrett PharmD Candidate 2015 It is estimated that around 20 million hepatitis E infections occur every year. The hepatitis E virus causes liver disease and is usually transmitted through contaminated drinking water. The highest prevalence of hepatitis E is seen in eastern Asia. Hepatitis E infection usually resolves in 4-6 weeks and is…
This is the case of a 56-year-old man who underwent heart transplantation. Within the first postoperative days, his respiratory and limb muscles weakened, which was attributed to critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPM). At day 70 post transplantation, he had increased liver enzyme levels and acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection was diagnosed. HEV RNA was found in the serum, stools, and cerebrospinal fluid. Results of further investigations suggested a possible HEV-related polyradiculoneuropathy. At transplantation, the patient was negative for immunoglobulin (Ig)G, IgM, and HEV RNA. A trace-back procedure identified the source of infection and concluded that HEV infection was contracted from blood transfusion 12 days prior to transplantation from an HEV RNA-positive donor. Tests of the organ donor for HEV were negative. Phylogenetic analysis revealed sequence homology between the HEV-3 strain of the patient and the HEV-3 strain of the blood donor. Despite ribavirin treatment, the patient ...
The aim of the study was to describe the characteristics of acute hepatitis E in Greater Cairo. Patients with acute hepatitis E were identified through a surveillance of acute hepatitis using the following definition: recent (|3 weeks) onset of fever or jaundice, alanine aminotransferase at least …
A significant proportion of patients with neuralgic amyotrophy also report a preceding infection, but no single infective agent predominates. A study of two cohorts of patients from the UK and the Netherlands found that 10% of patients had acute HEV infection.23 The UK cases were retrospectively identified, but those in the Dutch group were from a prospective trial of corticosteroid therapy. All were anicteric, had mildly elevated liver function tests (in some cases they were normal), and in all but one case, HEV RNA (genotype 3) was found in the serum. All were locally acquired infections, without a clear source of infection. There have now been over 30 cases of HEV-associated neuralgic amyotrophy reported in the literature, mostly from Europe.24 The clinical phenotype of HEV-associated neuralgic amyotrophy appears to be a bilateral disorder in middle-aged men, affecting any part of the brachial plexus in a patchy manner. Some patients have lumbosacral and phrenic nerve involvement. The outcome ...
Fulminant hepatic failure resulting from hepatitis E and coexistent Wilsons disease was diagnosed in a six year old girl six weeks after returning from a holiday in India. Wilsons disease was diagnosed on the basis of histological evidence of hepatocellular copper deposition, confirmed by biochemical estimation of liver copper concentration. Although severely damaged, the liver was non-cirrhotic. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) was diagnosed by nested polymerase chain reaction, the specificity of which was confirmed by direct sequencing of amplified DNA. Replication of HEV within the liver at the time of diagnosis was confirmed by selective amplification of the antigenomic strand of the virus obtained from total liver RNA. The patient had an orthotopic liver transplantation without recurrence of hepatitis and remains well at 19 months. Viral excretion, recorded by serial amplification of HEV RNA extracted from stool samples, persisted for 30 days after liver grafting. Severe vitiligo, present ...
Abstract. We describe a fulminant autochthonous hepatic failure caused by hepatitis E (HEV) in a patient admitted in our hospital for liver-transplant evaluation. The only risk factor recorded for this severe course was the use of oral contraceptives that are known to mimic a hormonal status similar to pregnancy. The diagnosis was based on the presence of IgG and IgM anti-HEV in the serum of the patient and confirmed by the isolation of a strain of HEV genotype 3f from a blood sample obtained the fourth day after hospital admission. HEV genotype 3 is present in human and swine populations in Spain. The patient began to recover while waiting for a liver transplant. To our knowledge, this is the first report of fulminant hepatitis E in a non-pregnant European patient on oral contraceptives.
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Hepatitis E (genotype 1 and, to a lesser extent genotype 2) is endemic and can cause outbreaks in Southeast Asia, northern and central Africa, India, and Central America.[5][45] It is spread mainly by the fecal-oral route due to contamination of water supplies or food; direct person-to-person transmission is uncommon.[5][19] In contrast to genotypes 1 and 2, genotypes 3 and 4 cause sporadic cases thought to be contracted zoonotically, from direct contact with animals or indirectly from contaminated water or undercooked meat.[5][46] Outbreaks of epidemic hepatitis E most commonly occur after heavy rainfalls, especially monsoons because of their disruption of water supplies; heavy flooding can causes sewage to contaminate water supplies.[47][48]:78 The World Health Organization recommendation for chlorine on HEV inactivation, a free chlorine residual of 0.5 mg/L (6.7×10−5 oz/US gal) for 30 min (pH, ,8.0)[49] Major outbreaks have occurred in New Delhi, India (30,000 cases in 1955-1956),[50] ...
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Hepatitis E (HEV) is a viral infection causing inflammation of the liver. It is primarily acquired by ingesting water contaminated with fecal matter. The virus is also transmitted from person to person through the fecal-oral route as a result of poor body hygiene practices. In some regions, such as Europe and Japan, pigs, deer, and wild boars are known to be reservoirs for Hepatitis E and it can be contracted by eating raw or undercooked meat such as pig liver and venison. ...
Hepatitis E (HEV) is a viral infection causing inflammation of the liver. It is primarily acquired by ingesting water contaminated with fecal matter. The virus is also transmitted from person to person through the fecal-oral route as a result of poor body hygiene practices. In some regions, such as Europe and Japan, pigs, deer, and wild boars are known to be reservoirs for Hepatitis E and it can be contracted by eating raw or undercooked meat such as pig liver and venison. ...
According to information from the Ministry of Health, the deceased included six pregnant women among other categories from the Havana and Goreangab informal settlements.. The outbreak has since spread from the capital to other administrative regions of the country. However, the cases are largely confined to five informal settlement in the Katutura local government area of Windhoek.. Speaking during an assessment tour of emergency responses in the affected settlements Friday, US ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson said Washington will help Namibia fight the Hepatitis E outbreak. We are seeing that there are still new cases in the areas of Windhoek every week and thats actually not to be unexpected, it does take months to get the hepatitis E outbreak under control. We will continue to assist, and I think by mid-July the National Health Emergency National Committee will have some sort of 6 months response review to see how we are doing altogether, and what needs to be done next, Johnson said. ...
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an under-recognised cause of acute hepatitis in high-income countries. The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of testing, diagnosis, surveillance activities, and data on confirmed cases in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA). A semi-structured survey was developed and sent to 31 EU/EEA countries in February 2016, 30 responded. Twenty of these countries reported that they have specific surveillance systems for HEV infection. Applied specific case definition for HEV infection varied widely across countries. The number of reported cases has increased from 514 cases per year in 2005 to 5,617 in 2015, with most infections being locally acquired. This increase could not be explained by additional countries implementing surveillance for HEV infections over time. Hospitalisations increased from less than 100 in 2005 to more than 1,100 in 2015 and 28 fatal cases were reported over the study period. EU/EEA countries are at different stages in their
We determined the hepatitis E virus (HEV) seroprevalence and detection rate in commercial swine herds in Italys utmost pig-rich area, and assessed HEV seropositivity risk in humans as a function of occupational exposure to pigs, diet, foreign travel, medical history and hunting activities. During 2011-2014, 2700 sera from 300 swine herds were tested for anti-HEV IgG. HEV RNA was searched in 959 faecal pools from HEV-seropositive herds and in liver/bile/muscle samples from 179 pigs from HEV-positive herds. A cohort study of HEV seropositivity in swine workers (n = 149) was also performed using two comparison groups of people unexposed to swine: omnivores (n = 121) and vegetarians/vegans (n = 115 ...
We determined the hepatitis E virus (HEV) seroprevalence and detection rate in commercial swine herds in Italys utmost pig-rich area, and assessed HEV seropositivity risk in humans as a function of occupational exposure to pigs, diet, foreign travel, medical history and hunting activities. During 2011-2014, 2700 sera from 300 swine herds were tested for anti-HEV IgG. HEV RNA was searched in 959 faecal pools from HEV-seropositive herds and in liver/bile/muscle samples from 179 pigs from HEV-positive herds. A cohort study of HEV seropositivity in swine workers (n = 149) was also performed using two comparison groups of people unexposed to swine: omnivores (n = 121) and vegetarians/vegans (n = 115 ...
Hepeviridae is a family of viruses. Human, pig, wild boar, sheep, cow, camel, monkey, some rodents, bats and chickens serve as natural hosts. There are five species in this family, divided between two genera. Diseases associated with this family include: hepatitis; high mortality rate during pregnancy; and avian hepatitis E virus is the cause of hepatitis-splenomegaly (HS) syndrome among chickens.Orthohepevirus used to be known as Hepevirus. The virus that causes Hepatitis E belongs to the Orthohepevirus genus. Group: ssRNA+ Order: Unassigned Family: Hepeviridae Genus: Orthohepevirus Orthohepevirus A Orthohepevirus B Orthohepevirus C Orthohepevirus D Genus: Piscihepevirus Piscihepevirus A Viruses in the family Hepeviridae are non-enveloped, with icosahedral and spherical geometries, and T=1 symmetry. The diameter is around 32-34 nm. Genomes are linear and non-segmented, around 7.2kb in length. The genome has three open reading frames. This has been studied by examining the ORF1 and the capsid ...
Consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver is the most common cause of hepatitis E infection in the EU, said EFSA. More than 21,000 cases of hepatitis E infections have been reported in humans over the last 10 years, with an overall 10-fold inc .... ...
Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) is the most common cause of acute viral hepatitis worldwide 1, with 20 million infections and 3.3 million acute cases every year 2.Hepatitis E is a food and water borne infection. The risk is higher in developing countries with unsafe water and poor sanitation, but you can catch it anywhere.In Europe, the number of reported cases has increased 10 fold over the last ...
We investigated the seroprevalence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in subjects living in the community of Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and assisted at the Health Unit of Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. After formal consent, individuals were submitted to an interview using a standardized questionnaire. Anti-HAV and anti-HEV antibodies were detected by ELISA. Statistical analysis was carried out using the Epi-Info 6.04b software, to investigate possible associations between serological markers and risk factors. Results were regarded as significant when p value < 0.05. Although a high prevalence of anti-HAV was observed (87%), almost 50% of subjects under the age of 10 were susceptible to HAV infection, an unexpected rate in endemic areas. This fact could be attributed to improvements in environmental sanitation, occurring in this area in the last years. The increasing proportion of susceptible people may result in outbreaks of ...
Researchers at Rice University and their international colleagues have for the first time described the atomic structure of the protein shell that carries the genetic code of hepatitis E (HEV). Their findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could mean that new ways to stop the virus may come in the not-too-distant future.
If youre experiencing symptoms like nausea, fever, or yellowing skin, you may have hepatitis E. Medication for this virus is available in North Hollywood, CA.
WINDHOEK - As part of ongoing efforts to eradicate an outbreak of Hepatitis E that began in December 2017, UNFPA handed over 1,600 hygiene kits to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS).
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Hepatitis E has claimed a third life since the outbreak in December 2017. Despite the governments effort to contain the outbreak, the number of people diagnosed with the disease has been increasing.
(AP)-The United Nations says an outbreak of hepatitis E has killed 111 refugees in camps in South Sudan since July, and has become endemic in the region.
Viruses such as hepatitis A virus (HAV), noroviruses (NoV), sapoviruses, enteroviruses, astroviruses, adenoviruses, rotaviruses, and hepatitis E virus have all been implicated in food- and/or water-borne outbreaks of illness. This chapter deals with NoV and HAV detection in bivalve mollusks, soft fruits, and water. For bivalve mollusks, fecal indicators are measured either in the shellfish themselves or in their growing waters. When virus detection procedures are mentioned, the recurrent issue of detecting infectious or physical particles comes into discussion. Whenever possible, infectious assays coupled with identification methods are preferred for direct assessment of human health risk. Nucleic acid amplification techniques are currently the most widely used methods for detection of viruses in food and water and also enable investigators to gather information on the virus genotypes occurring in the environment and in food products, thus providing the most relevant epidemiological information,
Bangladesh is an endemic zone for Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) which is associated with both epidemic and sporadic infections. Since there have been few population-based studies of this countrys HEV burden, its epidemiological ...
Disability-adjusted life year (DALY) losses. The various hazards that can be present in water, excreta, wastewaters and polluted surface waters can have very different health outcomes. Some outcomes are mild (e.g., diarrhea,), while others can be severe (cholera, haemolytic uraemic syndrome associated with E. coli O157, or cancer); some are acute (diarrhea), while others are delayed (infectious hepatitis, cancer); some especially relate to certain age ranges and groups (skeletal fluorosis in older adults often arises from long-term exposure to high levels of fluoride in childhood; infection with hepatitis E virus has a very high mortality rate among pregnant women). In addition, any one hazard may cause multiple effects (e.g., gastroenteritis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, reactive arthritis and mortality associated with Campylobacter).. In order to support public health priority setting a common metric is required that can be applied to all types of hazard and takes into account different health ...
Hepatitis E represents a major health challenge worldwide and is still difficult to control. For example, prevention in disinfection is reaching its limits and vaccination is currently only available in China.
The assay was validated using paired oral fluid and serum samples collected from 141 patients who presented either with (n=76) or without (n=65) symptoms of acute viral hepatitis at a clinical diagnostics center in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The sensitivity and specificity of the oral fluid-based immunoassay for HEV IgG (past HEV infection) and HEV IgA (recent HEV infection) antibodies was calculated in reference to Wantais (Beijing Wantai) serum-based HEV enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits for IgG and IgM antibodies, respectively.. RESULTS: ...
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Cheng, Stark and colleagues prepared virus-like particles based on Hepatitis E proteins. The particles do not contain any virus DNA, so they cant multiply and spread and cause infections.. Such particles could be used as vaccines that are delivered through food or drink. The idea is that you would drink the vaccine, and after passing through the stomach the virus-like particles would get absorbed in the intestine and deliver vaccines to the body.. But the particles could also be used to attack cancer. Stark and Cheng did some tinkering with the proteins, so that they carry sticky cysteine amino acids on the outside. They could then chemically link other molecules to these cysteine groups.. They worked with a molecule called LXY-30, developed by researchers at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Centre, which is known to stick to breast cancer cells.. The technique was tested in rodents as a way to target breast cancer.. By using a fluorescent marker, they could show that virus-like particles ...
A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).
A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).
NPA senior policy advisor Georgina Crayford has urged the public to buy Red Tractor assured pork if they are concerned about Hepatitis E.
Poor immune function, autoimmune diseases, Helicobacter pylori infection, hepatitis C, obesity, Epstein-Barr virus infection[1] ... Hepatitis C virus: associated with splenic marginal zone lymphoma, lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ... hepatitis C, obesity and Epstein-Barr virus infection.[1][3] The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies lymphomas into five ... Epstein-Barr virus: associated with Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, follicular dendritic cell sarcoma, extranodal NK-T- ...
Hepatitis C virus. miR-122 Antiviral. pHIV7-shI-TAR-CCR5RZ. HIV. HIV Tat protein, HIV TAR RNA, human CCR5 ... Immunity against viruses or transposons[edit]. RNA silencing is the mechanism that our cells (and cells from all kingdoms) use ... Adeno-associated virus (AAV). ~4.5Kb. ssDNA vector, small packaging capacity, mildly immunogenic, lasting expression in non- ... In the case of RNA viruses, these get destroyed immediately by the mechanism cited above. In the case of transposons, it's a ...
Hepatitis C virus[15]. Pathogenesis[edit]. Porphyria cutanea tarda is primarily caused by uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase ... One of the most common risk factors observed is infection with the Hepatitis C virus.[11] One review of a collection of PCT ... due to the strong association between PCT and Hepatitis C, the treatment of Hepatitis C (if present) is vital to the effective ... Studies have suggested that the cytopathic effect of the virus on hepatocytes can lead to the release of free iron. This iron ...
Some of the more common viruses removed by these methods are the HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses; hepatitis A, B, and C; and ... Virus removal[edit]. This overarching process, which has come to be known simply as virus removal, is one in which all of the ... Viral inactivation renders viruses inactive, or unable to infect. Many viruses contain lipid or protein coats that can be ... Virus removal processes using nanofiltration techniques[1] remove viruses specifically by size exclusion. This type of process ...
Nonstructural protein 5B (NS5B) is a viral protein found in the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is an RNA polymerase, having the ... O'Farrell, D; Trowbridge, R; Rowlands, D; Jäger, J (2003). "Substrate complexes of hepatitis C virus RNA polymerase (HC-J4): ... Moradpour, D; Penin, F; Rice, CM (2007). "Replication of hepatitis C virus". Nature Reviews. Microbiology. 5 (6): 453-63. doi: ... "Crystal structures of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase genotype 2a of hepatitis C virus reveal two conformations and suggest ...
... the pathogen-host interactomes of Hepatitis C Virus/Human (2008),[63] Epstein Barr virus/Human (2008), Influenza virus/Human ( ... "Hepatitis C virus infection protein network". Molecular Systems Biology. 4 (4): 230. doi:10.1038/msb.2008.66. PMC 2600670. PMID ... "The Hepatitis E virus intraviral interactome". Sci Rep. 5: 13872. Bibcode:2015NatSR...513872O. doi:10.1038/srep13872. PMC ... Viral interactomes are connected to their host interactomes, forming virus-host interaction networks.[37] Some published virus ...
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Hepatitis B virus reactivation may also occur.[5] Interactions[edit]. Nilotinib has been reported as a substrate for OATP1B1 ...
... hepatitis C virus, hantaviruses, rotaviruses, poliovirus type 1, human respiratory syncytial virus, murine leukemia viruses and ... Azzam HS, Goertz C, Fritts M, Jonas WB (2007). "Natural products and chronic hepatitis C virus". Liver Int. 27 (1): 17-25. doi: ... Beside interacting with the cell membrane, lactoferrin also directly binds to viral particles, such as the hepatitis viruses. ... Lactoferrin also suppresses virus replication after the virus penetrated into the cell. Such an indirect antiviral effect is ...
They called it "Hepatitis Delta Virus" (HDV). This new virus was found to be defective. HDV needed HBV to act as a helper ... Incubation of Hepatitis D typically lasts for thirty five days. Most often Hepatitis D is a co-infection with Hepatitis B or a ... HDV is still considered an unusual form of hepatitis. Agents of this virus resemble that of plant viroids. It is still hard to ... Normally Hepatitis B is transmitted through blood or any type of blood product. In South America Hepatitis D was found to be ...
Li Y, Zhang T, Ho C, Orange JS, Douglas SD, Ho WZ (December 2004). "Natural killer cells inhibit hepatitis C virus expression ... The virus integrates the receptor into the T cells' genome. The cells are expanded non-specifically and/or stimulated. The ... Kida K, Isozumi R, Ito M (December 2000). "Killing of human Herpes virus 6-infected cells by lymphocytes cultured with ... The therapy has been tested against Hepatitis C,[28][29][30] Chronic fatigue syndrome[31][32] and HHV6 infection.[33] ...
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is first identified. July 17 - The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit "Stealth Bomber" aircraft, developed ... for releasing a computer virus, making him the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the ...
Species Murine hepatitis virus; Puffinosis coronavirus; Rat coronavirus (these are to be united in a new species Murine ... "Mouse Hepatitis Virus (MHV)" (PDF). Division of Animal Resources, University of Illinois, Urbana. Baker, David G. (1998). " ... Prior to the discovery of SARS-CoV, M-CoV (specifically the strain Mouse hepatitis virus, MHV) had been the best-studied ... Barthold, Stephen W.; Smith, Abigail L. (2006). "Mouse hepatitis virus". In Fox, James; Barthold; Davisson, Muriel; Newcomer, ...
A new virus has been described in fish - White sucker hepatitis B virus.[3] This is the first hepadnavirus described from fish ... the first known hepatitis with a viral etiological agent was Hepatitis A, in the picornaviridae family. Hepatis B Virus (HBV) ... "Deciphering the Origin and Evolution of Hepatitis B Viruses by Means of a Family of Non-enveloped Fish Viruses". Cell Host & ... Endogenous hepatitis B virus genomes have been described in crocodilian, snake and turtle genomes.[7] This suggests that these ...
Yin P, Hong Z, Yang X, Chung RT, Zhang L (Aug 2015). "A role for retromer in hepatitis C virus replication". Cellular and ... Retromer also seems to play a role in Hepatitis C Virus replication.[15] ...
Epstein-Barr virus. *Endogen retrovirus. *Hepatitis B virus. *Junk DNA, Ikke-kodende DNA ... Retrovirus (retroviridae) er en gruppe af revers transskriberende RNA-virus. De bruger en revers transkriptase - et DNA ... HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus) er den bedst kendte, da den er årsagen til AIDS. ...
... epsilon Duck HBV RNA encapsidation signal epsilon Hepatitis B virus PRE alpha Hepatitis B virus PRE beta Hepatitis B virus PRE ... Beck, J; Nassal, M (2003). "Efficient Hsp90-independent in vitro activation by Hsc70 and Hsp40 of duck hepatitis B virus ... Page for HBV RNA encapsidation signal epsilon at Rfam HBVRegDB Hepatitis B Virus HBV Regulatory Sequence Database (HBVRegDB) v ... "Hepatitis B virus replication". World J. Gastroenterol. 13 (1): 48-64. doi:10.3748/wjg.v13.i1.48. PMC 4065876. PMID 17206754. ...
Resistance to hepatitis C virus infectionEdit. There is evidence that genetic heterozygosity in humans provides increased ... "Evidence for human leukocyte antigen heterozygote advantage against hepatitis C virus infection". Hepatology. 46 (6): 1713-21. ... doi:10.1002/hep.21889. PMID 17935228.. *^ Rikowski A, Grammer K (May 1999). "Human body odour, symmetry and attractiveness". ...
"Hepatitis B Virus/HIV Coinfection , Special Populations , Antepartum Care , Perinatal , ClinicalInfo". clinicalinfo.hiv.gov. ... Hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and injection drug use are some of the most common comorbidities associated with HIV. ... and Hepatitis A vaccine and Hepatitis B vaccine following a conversation with her provider. Vaccination is important to prevent ... Hepatitis A, B, and C Screening should be performed in all pregnant women with HIV because coinfection is common. Further ...
Inactivated hepatitis B virus vaccine". Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 31 (24): 317-22, 327-8. PMID 6811846. " ... Hib vaccine combined with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-polio vaccines and Hepatitis B vaccines are available in the United ... hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae B (HIB)". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4): CD005530. doi:10.1002/14651858. ... and in combination with the hepatitis B vaccine, among others. All Hib vaccines that are currently used are conjugate vaccine. ...
... hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the most common oncoviruses. In the United States, HPV causes most ... hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses (hepatocellular carcinoma), and Human T-cell leukemia virus-1 (T-cell leukemias). In ... Individuals with chronic hepatitis B virus infection are more than 200 times more likely to develop liver cancer than ... Sung MW, Thung SN, Acs G (2000). Hepatitis Viruses. BC Decker. Pagano JS, Blaser M, Buendia MA, Damania B, Khalili K, Raab- ...
... hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the most frequently encountered oncogenic DNA viruses. Worldwide, HPV ... Infection by some hepatitis viruses, especially hepatitis B and hepatitis C, can induce a long-term viral infection that leads ... World-wide, liver cancer mortality is more often due to hepatitis B virus (HBV) (33%), less often due to hepatitis C virus (HCV ... Liver cancer in the United States is primarily due to three main factors: hepatitis C virus (HCV) (22%), hepatitis B virus (HBV ...
"Biochemical and genetic evidence for the hepatitis B virus replication strategy". Science. 232: 477-484. doi:10.1126/science. ... elucidation of aspects of the replication cycle of hepatitis B virus (with Donald Ganem[15]); discovery of ribosomal ... that gave rise to the v-src oncogene of Rous Sarcoma Virus, a cancer-causing virus first isolated from a chicken sarcoma by ... Jacks, T. and Varmus, H.E. Expression of the Rous sarcoma virus pol gene by ribosomal frameshifting. Science 230:1237, 1985. ...
"Genetic variation in IL28B and spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus". Nature. 461 (7265): 798-801. Bibcode:2009Natur.461 ... Some viruses once acquired never leave the body. A typical example is the herpes virus, which tends to hide in nerves and ... Viruses are also usually identified using alternatives to growth in culture or animals. Some viruses may be grown in ... demonstrated that the same genetic variants are also associated with the natural clearance of the genotype 1 hepatitis C virus ...
Diseases associated with this family include: hepatitis; high mortality rate during pregnancy; and avian hepatitis E virus is ... The virus that causes Hepatitis E belongs to the Orthohepevirus genus. Group: ssRNA+ Order: Unassigned Family: Hepeviridae ... Kelly AG, Netzler NE, White PA (2016) Ancient recombination events and the origins of hepatitis E virus. BMC Evol Biol 16(1): ... Replication follows the positive stranded RNA virus replication model. Positive stranded rna virus transcription is the method ...
"Hepatitis C Virus and Alcohol". Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Larry Siu, Julie Foont, dan Jack R. Wands. ... atau hepatitis C, patogen serupa hepatitis B yang disebabkan oleh infeksi virus RNA dengan fokus infeksi berupa metilasi DNA, ... "Downregulation of Gadd45beta expression by hepatitis C virus leads to defective cell cycle arrest". Institut National de la ... "Evidence that methylation of hepatitis B virus covalently closed circular DNA in liver tissues of patients with chronic ...
Hepatitis B virus); Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin (developers of the Polio vaccines); Paul Ehrlich (discovery of the Blood-brain ...
... (INN) is an investigational medication to treat hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. It is a novel and potent acyclic ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Lin CL, Yang HC, Kao JH (4 January 2016). "Hepatitis B virus: new therapeutic ...
Imran Ahmad, R. Prasida Holla, Shahid Jameel (2011). "Molecular Virology of Hepatitis E Virus". Virus Res. 161 (1): 47-58. doi: ... "Hepatitis viruses and the MAPK pathway: is this a survival strategy?". Virus Res. 92 (2): 131-40. doi:10.1016/s0168-1702(02) ... he is known to have carried out studies on the molecular biology of hepatitis E virus (HEV) and human immunodeficiency virus ( ... Known for his research in hepatitis E virus, Jameel is an elected fellow of all the three major Indian science academies viz. ...
Tanaka M, Katayama F, Kato H, Tanaka H, Wang J, Qiao YL, Inoue M (2011). "Hepatitis B and C virus infection and hepatocellular ... to hepatitis C. Chronic hepatitis C causes HCC through the stage of cirrhosis. In chronic hepatitis B, however, the integration ... Chronic viral hepatitis (estimated cause of 80% cases globally) Chronic hepatitis B (about 50% cases) Chronic hepatitis C ( ... The incidence of HCC in the United States and other developing countries is increasing due to an increase in hepatitis C virus ...
Hepatitis B Virus-Specific CD8+ T Cells Maintain Functional Exhaustion after Antigen Reexposure in an Acute Activation Immune ... Role of regulatory T cells during virus infection. Immunological Reviews. September 2013, 255 (1): 182-96. PMC 3748387. PMID ... Cell-intrinsic transforming growth factor-beta signaling mediates virus-specific CD8+ T cell deletion and viral persistence in ... IL-10 Induces T Cell Exhaustion During Transplantation of Virus Infected Hearts. Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. 2016, 38 ...
Genus Deltavirus, mit einziger Species Hepatitis-D-Virus (HDV). Einzelstrang-RNA-Viren mit positiver Polarität (ss(+)RNA: ... Usutu-Virus - en. Usutu virus (USUV), Zika-Virus - en. Zika virus (ZIKV), sowie Gelbfieber-Virus - en. Yellow fever virus (YFV) ... Genus ‚Negevirus', mit Species ‚Blackford virus', ‚Bofa virus', ‚Buckhurst virus', ‚Marsac virus', sowie ‚Muthill virus'[53] ... Sorghum mosaic virus (SrMV), Lily-Mottle-Virus - en. Lily mottle virus (LMoV), sowie Sellerie-Virus Y - en. Apium virus Y (ApVY ...
Hepatitis D je oblika hepatitisa, ki ga povzroča virus hepatitisa D (VHD); le-ta za svoj razvoj potrebuje virus hepatitisa B. ... Glej glavni članek Virus hepatitisa D. Povzročitelj virus hepatitisa D je majhen krožen virus RNK z ovojnico. Spada med. t. i. ... hepatitis G. Viri[uredi , uredi kodo]. *↑ http://lsm1.amebis.si/lsmeds/novPogoj.aspx?pPogoj=hepatitis, Slovenski medicinski e- ... Taylor JM (2006). "Hepatitis delta virus". Virology. 344 (1): 71-76. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2005.09.033. PMID 16364738.. ...
The four are Bundibugyo virus (BDBV), Sudan virus (SUDV), Taï Forest virus (TAFV) and one simply called Ebola virus (EBOV, ... and viral hepatitis among others.[104] ... "Ebola virus disease". www.who.int. Retrieved 28 May 2020.. *^ " ... The virus responsible for the initial outbreak, first thought to be Marburg virus, was later identified as a new type of virus ... Main articles: Ebola virus cases in the United States, Ebola virus disease in Spain, and Ebola virus disease in the United ...
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"Chronic Hepatitis After Hepatitis E Virus Infection in a Patient With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Taking Rituximab" (PDF). Retrieved ... PML is caused by activation of JC virus, a common virus in the brain which is usually latent. Reactivation of the JC virus ... Rituximab has been reported as a possible cofactor in a chronic Hepatitis E infection in a person with lymphoma. Hepatitis E ... myasthenia gravis and Epstein-Barr virus-positive mucocutaneous ulcers.[2][3][4][5] It is given by slow injection into a vein.[ ...
"Large-scale candidate gene analysis of spontaneous clearance of hepatitis C virus". J. Infect. Dis. 201 (9): 1371-80. doi: ...
Hepatitis B reactivation. *Other viral infections. *Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) caused by JC virus ... PML is caused by activation of JC virus, a common virus in the brain which is usually latent. Reactivation of the JC virus ... Rituximab has been reported as a possible cofactor in a chronic Hepatitis E infection in a person with lymphoma. Hepatitis E ... myasthenia gravis and Epstein-Barr virus-positive mucocutaneous ulcers.[2][3][4][5] It is given by slow injection into a vein.[ ...
... hepatitis B, rabies, HIV, anthrax and respiratory syncytial virus.[41] Korean scientists are looking at using the tomato to ...
In autoimmune hepatitis[edit]. In 1972, a link between "HLA A1,8" (current:HLA A1-B8) active chronic hepatitis, subsequently B8 ... Type 1 diabetes has a risk associated with coxsackie 4B virus, there is a potential for involvement of class I loci, ... doi:10.1002/hep.1840210411. PMID 7705806.. *^ Muratori P, Czaja AJ, Muratori L, et al. (March 2005). "Genetic distinctions ... "HLA-C genes and susceptibility to type 1 autoimmune hepatitis". Hepatology. 26 (4): 1023-6. doi:10.1002/hep.510260434. PMID ...
Lujo virus. References[edit]. *^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "Lassa fever". WHO. March 2016 ... Confirmation is by laboratory testing to detect the virus's RNA, antibodies for the virus, or the virus itself in cell culture. ... The Lassa virus is one of several viruses identified by WHO as a likely cause of a future epidemic. They therefore list it for ... Lassa virus is a member of the Arenavirida family of viruses.[7] Specifically it is an old world arenavirus, which is enveloped ...
"Origin of measles virus: divergence from rinderpest virus between the 11th and 12th centuries.", Virol. J., 7 (52). ... Gujarat hepatitis (2009). *W. African meningitis (2009-2010). *Haiti cholera (2010-2019) ... "Origin of the Measles Virus: Divergence from Rinderpest Virus Between the 11th and 12th Centuries". Virology. 7: 52-55. doi ...
... ribavirin in reducing liver pathology in yellow fever virus infection may be similar to its activity in treatment of hepatitis ... Other viral hemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola virus, Lassa virus, Marburg virus, and Junin virus, must be excluded as the cause ... Viruses reach the stomach of the mosquito, and if the virus concentration is high enough, the virions can infect epithelial ... Yellow fever is caused by yellow fever virus, a 40- to 50-nm-wide enveloped RNA virus, the type species and namesake of the ...
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... like with hepatitis B.[20] In epidemic situations, such as the 2014-2016 West African Ebola virus epidemic or the 2003 SARS ... Health professionals are also at risk for contracting blood-borne diseases like hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS through ... "Does your workplace culture help protect you from hepatitis?". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Archived ...
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... hepatitis and chicken pox. Other campaigns included a program to reduce the infant mortality rate in 1970 directed at maternal ... when little was known about the virus, Cuba compulsorily tested thousands of its citizens for HIV. Those who tested positive ...
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... hepatitis - hepatitis C and HIV coinfection - hepatomegaly - herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) - herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) - ... human papilloma virus (HPV) - human T cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) - human T cell lymphotropic virus type II (HTLV- ... human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) - human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) - human leukocyte antigens (HLA) - ... herpes varicella zoster virus (VZV) - herpes viruses - highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) - histocompatibility ...
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"Hepatitis viruses: not always what it seems to be". Rev Med Chil. 138 (10), s. 1302-11. doi:10.4067/S0034-98872010001100016. ... Arenavirus: Guanarito virus,[2] Junín virus,[2] Lassa fever virus,[2] Lujo virus,[3] Machupo virus[2] ve Sabiá virus[2] ... Hantaan virus,[6] Puumala virus,[7] Rift Valley fever virus,[8] Seoul virus[9] ve SFTS virus[10] ... Flavivirus: Akhurma virus,[13]Dengue,[14] Hepatit C, Kyasanur Forest disease virus,[15] Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus,[15] Sarı ...
Interaction of CLEC5A and dengue virus also induces osteolytic activity.[8] Another pathogen is influenza virus and its ... "New genetic associations detected in a host response study to hepatitis B vaccine". Genes and Immunity. 11 (3): 232-8. doi ... virus receptor activity. • GO:0001948 protein binding. Cellular component. • integral component of membrane. • integral ... May 2008). "CLEC5A is critical for dengue-virus-induced lethal disease". Nature. 453 (7195): 672-6. Bibcode:2008Natur.453..672C ...
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... has the ability to inhibit the replication of viruses that are resistant to other protease inhibitors and it ... Some side effects include intracranial hemorrhage, hepatitis, hepatic decompensation, hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus. The ...
CDC and USPSTF recommendations for hepatitis C (HCV) screening among adults in the United States along with testing sequence ... Screening for Hepatitis C Virus Infectionexternal icon. The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection ... CDC Recommendations for Hepatitis C Screening Among Adults in the United States. *Universal hepatitis C screening: *Hepatitis C ... Interpretation of Results of Tests for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and Further Actions pdf icon[PDF- 1 page] ...
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... and it is considered the most pathogenic among all hepatotropic viruses. HDV infection occurs worldwide, but highly endemic ... The hepatitis D virus (HDV) was described in 1977, ... High prevalence of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis D virus in ... Hepatitis B virus (HBV)/hepatitis D virus (HDV) coinfection in outbreaks of acute hepatitis in the Peruvian Amazon basin: the ... Hepatitis D virus and hepatitis B virus infection in Amerindian communities of the Amazonas state, Colombia. Virol J 12:172-175 ...
Viral hepatitis materials for health professionals and patients, with links to MMWR publications and education campaigns, ... Know Hepatitis B encourages hepatitis B testing for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) ... Content source: Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention ... AtlasPlus is a tool to create customized tables, maps, and charts with CDCs viral hepatitis surveillance data ...
Hepatitis B virus PRE 1151-1410. References[edit]. *^ a b c Smith Gj, 3rd; Donello, JE; Lück, R; Steger, G; Hope, TJ (1998). " ... The Hepatitis B virus PRE stem-loop beta (HBV PRE SL-beta) is an RNA structure that is shown to play a role in nuclear export ... "The hepatitis B virus post-transcriptional regulatory element contains two conserved RNA stem-loops which are required for ... "Prospects for inhibiting the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in hepatitis B virus". World Journal of ...
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This is particularly important in understanding hepatitis C because HCV infection alone is not cell lytic. Mechanisms ... Lipid and Lipoprotein Components Play Important Roles the Egress and Infectivity of Hepatitis C Virions ... early virus-cell interactions including identification of various cellular receptors, HCV gene expression studied using the HCV ...
... hepatitis: Hepatitis F and G: …virus isolated in 1996, the hepatitis G virus (HGV), is believed to be responsible for a large ... number of sexually transmitted and bloodborne cases of hepatitis. HGV causes acute and chronic forms of the disease and often ... Other articles where Hepatitis G virus is discussed: ... cause of hepatitis. * In hepatitis: Hepatitis F and G. …virus ... the hepatitis G virus (HGV), is believed to be responsible for a large number of sexually transmitted and bloodborne cases of ...
Haemagglutination in Virus Hepatitis. Br Med J 1963; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5366.1202 (Published 09 November 1963 ...
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razors, toothbrushes, and tattoo needles also could carry and transmit the virus ... the hepatitis c virus spreads most often among people who share needles for injected drugs, and through sexual contact. ... How does the hepatitis C virus spread?. ANSWER The hepatitis C virus spreads most often among people who share needles for ... Merck Manual: "Hepatitis C, Chronic," "Hepatitis C, Acute," "Overview of Chronic Hepatitis." ...
... in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia Universitys Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus ... "Hepatitis A-like virus identified in seals ." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 25 Aug. 2015. Web.. 20 Apr. 2019. ,https ... "Our data suggest that hepatitis A and this new virus share a common ancestor, which means that a spillover event must have ... "It raises the question of whether hepatitis A originated in animals, like many other viruses that are now adapted to humans." ...
... Antonio Massimo Ippolito, MD; Angelo Iacobellis, MD; Michele Milella, MD; Fabio ... Objectives To determine whether older adults with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) achieve a sustained viral response (SVR) after ... New epidemiological data indicate that the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is almost null in young and middle- ... Table 1. Baseline Characteristics and Sustained Viral Response (SVR) of Individuals with Hepatitis C Virus Infection After ...
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The thermal stability of virulent hepatitis E virus (HEV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV) was compared. Fecal suspensions of virus ... Thermal stability of hepatitis E virus.. Emerson SU1, Arankalle VA, Purcell RH. ... and residual infectivity was determined in a cell culture system that was permissive for both viruses. Although HEV was less ...
Viral dynamics in hepatitis B virus infection. M A Nowak, S Bonhoeffer, A M Hill, R Boehme, H C Thomas, and H McDade ... Treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections with the reverse transcriptase inhibitor lamivudine leads to a rapid ... daily turnover of the free virus population. Total viral release into the periphery is approximately 10(11) virus particles per ... The total daily production of plasma virus is, on average, higher in chronic HBV carriers than in HIV-infected patients, but ...
Hepatitis B, Perinatal Infection , 2017 Case Definition (https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/hepatitis-b-perinatal-virus- ... Infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers should receive hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) and the first dose of hepatitis B ... Perinatal hepatitis B in the newborn may range from asymptomatic to fulminant hepatitis. ... Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive. Case Classification. Confirmed. HBsAg positivity in any infant aged ,1-24 months ...
virus assembly. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an important human pathogen that infects the liver and establishes chronic infection ... Ultrastructural analysis of hepatitis C virus particles. Maria Teresa Catanese, Kunihiro Uryu, Martina Kopp, Thomas J. Edwards ... Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease, with an estimated 170 million people infected worldwide. Low ... 2013) Hepatitis C virus-specific directly acting antiviral drugs. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol 369:289-320. ...
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Hepatitis C virus infection.. Lauer GM1, Walker BD.. Author information. 1. Infectious Disease Division and Partners AIDS ... Hepatitis C virus infection. [N Engl J Med. 2001]. *Hepatitis C virus infection. [N Engl J Med. 2001] ... Hepatitis C virus infection. [N Engl J Med. 2001]. *Hepatitis C virus infection. [N Engl J Med. 2001] ... Hepatitis C virus infection. [N Engl J Med. 2001]. *Hepatitis C virus infection. [N Engl J Med. 2001] ...
What Hepatitis E is, the ways it can spread and advice on how to avoid it when cooking pork. ... Hepatitis E is an infection caused by the hepatitis E virus (also known as HEV). Both humans and animals can be infected by HEV ... This is so that we can better assess the risk from hepatitis E virus in the food chain. Well then be able to take steps to ... While its possible to identify the hepatitis E virus in food, we cant tell whether its infectious and capable of making us ...
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  • See complete Recommended Testing Sequence for Identifying Current Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection . (cdc.gov)
  • The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults aged 18 to 79 years. (cdc.gov)
  • Barros A, Gomes-gouvêa B, Pinho B, Alvarado-mora BA, Dos Santos A, Mendes-corrêa AJM, Caldas AMT, Sousa MDC, Santos SP, Ferreira ASP (2011) Hepatitis delta virus genotype 8 infection in northeast Brazil: inheritance from african slaves. (springer.com)
  • Braga WS, Castilho Mda C, Borges FG, Leão JR, Martinho AC, Rodrigues IS, Azevedo EP, Barros Júnior GM, Paraná R (2012) Hepatitis D virus infection in the Western Brazilian Amazon-far from a vanishing disease. (springer.com)
  • Infection with hepatitis D virus (HDV), also called the delta agent, can occur only in association with HBV infection, because HDV requires HBV to replicate. (britannica.com)
  • This is particularly important in understanding hepatitis C because HCV infection alone is not cell lytic. (springer.com)
  • The hepatitis virus panel is a series of blood tests used to detect current or past infection by hepatitis A , hepatitis B , or hepatitis C . It can screen blood samples for more than one kind of hepatitis virus at the same time. (medlineplus.gov)
  • You currently have a hepatitis infection. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This may be a new infection (acute hepatitis), or it may be an infection that you have had for a long time ( chronic hepatitis). (medlineplus.gov)
  • You had a hepatitis infection in the past, but you no longer have the infection and can't spread it to others. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Antibodies to hepatitis C can most often be detected 4 to 10 weeks after you get the infection. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Other types of tests may be done to decide on treatment and monitor the hepatitis C infection. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Hepatitis A viral infection, which impacts 1.4 million people worldwide annually, can cause mild to severe illness. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • New epidemiological data indicate that the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is almost null in young and middle-aged individuals and is peaking in older adults (≥70). (medscape.com)
  • Elderly adults with chronic hepatitis C infection are more likely than younger individuals to have progressed to the cirrhotic stage and to be at risk of liver-related complications. (medscape.com)
  • This study also represents a comparison for recent findings on the dynamics of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. (pnas.org)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an important human pathogen that infects the liver and establishes chronic infection in the majority of cases, leading to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) over the course of many years. (pnas.org)
  • This invention relates to specific peptide viral antigens which are immunoreactive with sera from patients infected with parenterally transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis virus (PT-NANBH, now called Hepatitis C Virus), to polynucleotide sequences which encode the peptides, to an expression system capable of producing the peptides, and to methods of using the peptides for detecting PT-NANBH infection in human sera. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Hepatitis C virus infection. (nih.gov)
  • Hepatitis E is an infection caused by the hepatitis E virus (also known as HEV). (food.gov.uk)
  • Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that results in acute or chronic presentation. (prweb.com)
  • Previous studies have focused on the relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). (medscape.com)
  • [ 5 ] Studies on the aetiology of lymphoma have indicated that virus infection is the primary risk factor for NHL. (medscape.com)
  • Humans develop the infection when the virus is shed in the stool of an infected person and then contaminates water or food sources and is ingested (known as fecal-oral transmission). (medicinenet.com)
  • Symptoms begin an average of 5-6 weeks after infection and are similar to those of other types of hepatitis . (medicinenet.com)
  • Most cases of blood-borne non-A, non-B hepatitis have been proven to be caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, one of the most common causes of chronic hepatitis in developed societies. (aappublications.org)
  • The incubation period of hepatitis C infection averages 6 to 7 weeks, with a range of 2 weeks to 6 months. (aappublications.org)
  • Jaundice occurs in only 25% of patients, and elevations in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) generally are lower than those in hepatitis B virus infection. (aappublications.org)
  • 5 This rapid mutation appears to be a mechanism that allows the virus to escape immune surveillance by the host and to maintain persistent infection. (aappublications.org)
  • Because antibodies elicited by one virus type do not recognize other virus types, previous infection does not protect against reinfection with the same or different genotypes of the virus. (aappublications.org)
  • London, Jan 25 (ANI): Researchers have now identified the entry point of hepatitis C virus - the first step leading to the chronic infection- thus opening the door to a number of possibilities for therapeutics. (yahoo.com)
  • They used the drug to block the receptor before, during and after inoculation with the virus, in cell culture and in a small-animal model, to evaluate the receptor's role in infection and the drug's potential as an anti-hepatitis agent. (yahoo.com)
  • Transplantation of a kidney from a hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected kidney donor may cause HCV infection in the recipient [ 1,2 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • See 'Hepatitis C infection in kidney transplant candidates and recipients' and 'Hepatitis C virus infection in patients on maintenance dialysis' . (uptodate.com)
  • See 'Screening for chronic hepatitis C virus infection' . (uptodate.com)
  • See 'Hepatitis C infection in kidney transplant candidates and recipients', section on 'Epidemiology' . (uptodate.com)
  • In industrialized countries, hepatitis E virus (HEV) were borderline (n = 70) were excluded from further has long been regarded as a rare imported infection. (cdc.gov)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a global public health problem involving chronic infection of the liver, which can cause liver disease and is linked with liver cancer. (nature.com)
  • In recent years, a lot has been written about hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in people who also have HIV (co-infection). (thebody.com)
  • HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver damage and death. (thebody.com)
  • HIV/HBV co-infection is relatively common because the viruses are transmitted similarly, although HBV is transmitted more easily. (thebody.com)
  • In chronic infection, the virus continues to reproduce in the liver, which can cause severe liver damage over time, such as cirrhosis (scarring) and liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC). (thebody.com)
  • Overall, about 95% of adults infected with HBV clear the virus following initial (acute) infection. (thebody.com)
  • Women are routinely tested for hepatitis B during pregnancy , and infants born to women with chronic HBV are vaccinated and given hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) shortly after birth to avoid infection. (thebody.com)
  • We also encourage residents at high-risk for infection to get vaccinated for hepatitis A. (dailyherald.com)
  • One in 10 sausages and processed pork meat products in England and Wales could cause hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection if undercooked, experts warn. (bbc.co.uk)
  • However, he said, the figure of 1 in 10 sausages presenting a potential risk of hepatitis E infection if undercooked should be interpreted with caution. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Antigenic and genetic variation in cytopathic hepatitis A virus variants arising during persistent infection: evidence for genetic recombination. (atcc.org)
  • In humans, hepatitis D virus infection only occurs in the presence of hepatitis B infection. (natap.org)
  • Hepatitis D virus infection is transmitted by blood and blood products. (natap.org)
  • The risk factors for infection are similar to those for hepatitis B virus infection. (natap.org)
  • A patient can acquire hepatitis D virus infection at the same time as he/she is infected with the hepatitis B virus. (natap.org)
  • A patient with hepatitis B can be infected with hepatitis D virus at any time after acute hepatitis B virus infection. (natap.org)
  • Hepatitis D virus super-infection should be suspected in a patient with chronic hepatitis B whose condition suddenly worsens. (natap.org)
  • A particularly aggressive acute hepatitis B infection could suggest hepatitis D co-infection. (natap.org)
  • Co-infection or super-infection with hepatitis D virus in a patient with hepatitis B is diagnosed by the presence of antibodies against the hepatitis D virus. (natap.org)
  • Disease: Coinfection: acute infection with hepatitis B virus. (natap.org)
  • Superinfection: acute HDV infection on chronic hepatitis B. (natap.org)
  • Infection may occur simultaneously with Hepatitis B virus (coinfection) or it may be acquired after B (superinfection). (natap.org)
  • In the case of coinfection the patient displays two transaminases peaks, the first apparently due to hepatitis B and the second, which occurs weeks later, due to hepatitis D infection. (natap.org)
  • Hepatitis D does not increase the incidence of extrahepatic disease hepatocellular carcinoma over hepatitis B infection. (natap.org)
  • In order for the hepatitis D virus to replicate and cause infection, the virus causing hepatitis B must also be present in the body to supply the proteins necessary to form its protein coat. (merriam-webster.com)
  • A study of patients infected with acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection found that women had higher rates of spontaneous viral clearance - undetectable levels of the virus without initiating drug therapy. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • One hepatitis virus could help treat infection by another, say Chinese researchers. (scidev.net)
  • Stopping the replication of hepatitis B, which affects most people in developing countries in childhood, effectively cures the infection. (scidev.net)
  • By using a related hepatitis virus, which targets only the liver, the researchers ensured that treatment would be specific to the site of infection. (scidev.net)
  • Recently, another team showed that injecting the 'molecular scissors' alone into the bloodstream of hepatitis B patients helped treat the infection (see Hope for hepatitis B treatment ). (scidev.net)
  • Hepatitis B is the most common serious cause of liver infection and a leading cause of liver cancer. (scidev.net)
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. (ihs.gov)
  • Symptoms of Hepatitis A infection usually appear two to six weeks after exposure and include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal discomfort, dark urine, diarrhea, and yellow skin and eyes. (prnewswire.com)
  • Infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). (nih.gov)
  • The word hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and with HBV infection the liver is often enlarged and tender. (brightkite.com)
  • All pregnant women living with HIV should be screened during the current pregnancy for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and unless they are known to have HIV/HBV coinfection and for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection unless they are known to have HIV/HCV coinfection (see HIV/Hepatitis C Virus Coinfection ) (AIII) . (nih.gov)
  • Women with chronic HBV infection who have not already received the hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine series should be screened for immunity to HAV because they are at increased risk of complications from coinfection with other viral hepatitis infections. (nih.gov)
  • Within 12 hours of birth, infants born to women with HBV infection should receive hepatitis B immune globulin and the first dose of the HBV vaccine series (AI) . (nih.gov)
  • For additional information on hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV, see HIV/Hepatitis B (HBV) Coinfection in the Adult and Adolescent Guidelines 1 and Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the Adult and Adolescent OI Guidelines . (nih.gov)
  • Hepatitis B tests are blood tests that show whether you have an active hepatitis B infection. (cigna.com)
  • This antigen is the earliest sign of an active hepatitis B infection. (cigna.com)
  • This antigen is only present during an active hepatitis B infection. (cigna.com)
  • This antibody shows that a hepatitis B infection has occurred within the last 6 months. (cigna.com)
  • It can also mean that a chronic hepatitis B infection has flared up again. (cigna.com)
  • This antibody shows that the active stage of a hepatitis B infection is almost over, and your risk of spreading the virus is a lot lower. (cigna.com)
  • This infection occurs only in people who are already infected with hepatitis B. It's rare in the United States and Canada, except among people who inject illegal drugs and those who are often exposed to blood products. (cigna.com)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has the dubious distinction of being the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the U.S., with an estimated 3.2 million people chronically infected. (aacc.org)
  • Projections based on the current prevalence of infection and anticipated rates of progression have raised concerns about the potential impact of the virus during the next 2 decades. (aacc.org)
  • HCV infection causes acute hepatitis, chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). (mdpi.com)
  • Acute infection is diagnosed by antibody tests or by molecular techniques like PCR that detect the presence of RNA from the virus. (factmonster.com)
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Olysio (simeprevir), a new therapy to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection. (scienceblog.com)
  • In clinical studies, Olysio was evaluated in combination with peginterferon-alfa and ribavirin, two drugs also used to treat hepatitis C virus infection. (scienceblog.com)
  • Olysio is the third FDA-approved protease inhibitor to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection, and provides health professionals and patients with a new, effective treatment for this serious disease," said Edward Cox, M.D., director of the Office of Antimicrobial Products in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. (scienceblog.com)
  • The studies were designed to measure whether a participant's hepatitis C virus was no longer detected in the blood at least 12 weeks after finishing treatment (sustained virologic response), suggesting a participant's infection had been cured. (scienceblog.com)
  • Olysio should not be used alone to treat chronic hepatitis C infection. (scienceblog.com)
  • Unlike hepatitis A, which is transmitted via food or water and causes an acute infection that can last a few weeks, hepatitis B and C are transmitted through blood. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Unravelling these important mechanisms of virus-host interaction will contribute to the development of novel strategies to prevent and control HCV infection. (mdpi.com)
  • Effective treatment options for individuals with chronic hepatitis B infection were limited until 1998 when lamivudine, the first nucleoside analogue drug, was introduced. (who.int)
  • Treatment is currently intended to prevent the long-term complications of hepatitis B virus infection, with little consideration given to potential adverse public health impacts. (who.int)
  • The study showed that exosomes secreted from uMSC inhibited HCV infection in lab culture - "mainly, we think, because it targeted the virus as it tried to replicate," Dr. Qi said. (prweb.com)
  • A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researcher has developed the first tissue culture of normal, human liver cells that can model infection with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and provide a realistic environment to evaluate possible treatments. (ucsd.edu)
  • Hepatitis B is inflammation of the liver due to infection with the hepatitis B virus. (medindia.net)
  • Hepatitis is a viral infection that attacks the liver. (medindia.net)
  • Autochthonous hepatitis E occurring in developed countries is caused by genotypes 3 and 4 and is a zoonotic infection. (nih.gov)
  • Because of the opioid epidemic, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is increasing among pregnant women, resulting in an increased risk of perinatal transmission and HCV infection among children. (aappublications.org)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is increasing among young adults because of the opioid epidemic. (aappublications.org)
  • One of the most significant consequences of the opioid epidemic has been the rise in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among reproductive-aged persons who use intravenous drugs, 1 , 2 including pregnant women. (aappublications.org)
  • 5 , 6 As with hepatitis B infection, ∼80% of children who acquired HCV infection through perinatal transmission develop chronic infection. (aappublications.org)
  • The purpose of the study is to investigate the immune response to hepatitis C virus to determine why some people clear the virus and others develop chronic infection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • We will analyze the peripheral (blood) and intrahepatic (liver) immune response in hepatitis C infection in patients with clear hepatitis C infection and those who develop chronic infection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • No previous studies have examined HBV DNA in sweat or blood as a potential route of transmission of the virus, but animal studies with occultly infected blood suggest that it can transmit infection even though it contains extremely small numbers of virus particles, Dr. Bereket-Yücel said. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Several mechanisms conducive to occult HBV infection have been suggested, such as an altered immune system response, infection of peripheral blood mononuclear cells by integration in the chromosomes of the host, or co-infection with other hepatropic viruses and mutations in HBV genes," Dr. Bereket-Yücel said. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Infection can lead to acute disease, chronic hepatitis, and primary cancer of the liver. (seti.org)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major cause of chronic liver disease, affecting ∼3% of the world's population ( 1 , 2 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • In addition, the prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, which shares similar epidemiological factors of transmision with HCV, has not been found higher in type 2 diabetic patients than in the general population ( 19 , 21 , 22 , 25 , 26 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • The CDC recommendations are key to increasing the early diagnosis of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, since many of the estimated 800,000 1.4 million Americans with chronic HBV infection have no symptoms and are unaware of their disease. (webwire.com)
  • For more information chronic hepatitis B infection, visit www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HBV/TestingChronic.htm or www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/ . (webwire.com)
  • More than 240 million people worldwide are chronically infected with this virus and over 887,000 people die each year from the long-term consequences of the infection, such as liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. (uni-giessen.de)
  • New ways to study HBV pathogenesis are emerging from the discovery of an unusual HBV in shrews: this virus lacks an important immune modulator that is important for the chronification of infection. (uni-giessen.de)
  • As an immunomodulator, it suppresses the body's specific immune defence against HBV, so that the infection cannot heal and becomes chronic - often with very high virus concentrations in the blood. (uni-giessen.de)
  • Since the virus is unable to infect human liver cells, an infection of humans with these viruses can very probably be ruled out. (uni-giessen.de)
  • The findings potentially explain how the hepatitis B virus (HBV) establishes and maintains chronic infection, and could lead to the development of novel therapeutic strategies. (news-medical.net)
  • Chronic HBV infection is associated with impaired virus-specific T-cell responses. (news-medical.net)
  • In addition, the hepatitis B e-antigen (HBeAg) - a hepatitis B viral protein -- may represent a viral strategy to establish persistent infection, but the mechanism remains largely unknown. (news-medical.net)
  • Hepatitis A is a virus known to infect the liver, and infection can result in a monthlong illness featuring fever, vomiting and diarrhea, dark urine, clay-colored stools and jaundice. (dailyherald.com)
  • The research of Associate Professor Joseph Marcotrigiano has isolated and examined an outer region of hepatitis C that enables the virus to evade the body's natural immune system response, which causes persistent, chronic infection. (rutgers.edu)
  • These proteins will be present in your blood if you have a hepatitis C infection now or have had one in the past. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • It is important to identify the type of hepatitis virus causing the infection, to prevent its spread and choose the proper treatment. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • HCV genetic material (RNA) testing uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to identify an active hepatitis C infection. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Find out if a hepatitis C infection is the cause of abnormal liver function tests. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Screen people (such as doctors, dentists, and nurses) who have an increased chance of getting or spreading a hepatitis C infection. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Identify the type of hepatitis C virus causing the infection. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • In addition to causing hepatitis, infection with HBV can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Viral infection by Hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes many hepatocyte changes due to the direct action of a protein encoded by the virus, HBx, and to indirect changes due to a large increase in intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) after infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chronic HBV/HDV coinfection leads to the most severe form of chronic viral hepatitis, so it is important to elucidate the molecular mechanisms regulating virus-host interplay and pathogenesis. (springer.com)
  • Pawlotsky J-M. Acute viral hepatitis. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A mild form of viral hepatitis, without jaundice. (dictionary.com)
  • Friend C, Braunsteiner H. Viral hepatitis associated with transplantable mouse leukemia. (atcc.org)
  • Delta hepatitis is considered to be the most severe viral hepatitis. (natap.org)
  • ANTHC has led statewide viral hepatitis efforts for decades. (ihs.gov)
  • Unlike other forms of viral hepatitis, HBV cannot be transmitted by contaminated food or water. (brightkite.com)
  • Pawlotsky J-M, Wedemeyer H. Acute viral hepatitis. (sutterhealth.org)
  • Monday, July 28, 2014 is World Hepatitis Day--a day organized by WHO to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis. (eurekalert.org)
  • Each month, the distinguished Editorial Board monitors and selects only the best articles on subjects such as immunology, chronic hepatitis, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, genetic and metabolic liver diseases and their complications, liver cancer, and drug metabolism. (eurekalert.org)
  • John McLauchlan, a professor of viral hepatitis at the University of Glasgow, called the three laureates "pioneers" and said their discovery made the global elimination of the disease possible. (theepochtimes.com)
  • These new recommendations are critical to identifying people who are living with the disease without the benefits of medical attention, said John W. Ward, M.D., director of CDC′s Division of Viral Hepatitis. (webwire.com)
  • Viral hepatitis is a silent epidemic. (idsociety.org)
  • Infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers should receive hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) and the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine within 12 hours of birth, followed by the second and third doses of vaccine at 1 and 6 months of age, respectively. (cdc.gov)
  • The hepatitis B vaccine has been around for almost 25 years and has significantly reduced the number of new infections. (thebody.com)
  • The hepatitis B vaccine is a series of three shots injected into the muscle of the upper arm over a six-month period. (thebody.com)
  • All measures that prevent hepatitis B will prevent HDV, including HBV vaccine. (natap.org)
  • CVS ), is encouraging unvaccinated Ohio residents to receive the Hepatitis A vaccine following an increase in confirmed cases of the virus. (prnewswire.com)
  • All 64 MinuteClinic locations in Ohio have the Hepatitis A vaccine available for people who have not yet been vaccinated. (prnewswire.com)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine may provide protection against the disease if given within two weeks after exposure. (prnewswire.com)
  • People who have had Hepatitis A disease or previously received two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine do not need to be immunized for Hepatitis A again. (prnewswire.com)
  • MinuteClinic providers can provide the Hepatitis A vaccine to children 24 months and older and to adults. (prnewswire.com)
  • Developing an effective vaccine has been challenging because the virus mutates frequently, thereby evading immunologic surveillance. (aacc.org)
  • Since its widespread introduction, the hepatitis B vaccine has become an essential part of infant immunization programmes globally. (who.int)
  • The vaccine has been particularly important for countries where the incidence of hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma is high. (who.int)
  • Mutations associated with drug treatment can cause changes to the surface antigen protein, the precise part of the virus that the hepatitis B vaccine mimics. (who.int)
  • However, the emergence of antiviral drug-associated potential vaccine escape mutants (ADAP-VEMs) in treated patients does not necessarily pose a significant, imminent threat to the global hepatitis B immunization programme. (who.int)
  • The medical world may be one step closer to an affordable, effective therapeutic vaccine for hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to a new study appearing in the latest issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. (prweb.com)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. (medindia.net)
  • It was not, initially, directed to the discovery of hepatitis B virus (HBV), the development of a vaccine, and the prevention of a common cancer. (seti.org)
  • The first inactivated hepatitis A vaccine was licensed for use in 1995. (dailyherald.com)
  • The AAP estimates that there were approximately 300,000 cases of hepatitis A infections per year in the United States prior to vaccine licensure. (dailyherald.com)
  • By 2003, hepatitis A disease rates were already 76 percent lower than rates seen during the pre-vaccine years. (dailyherald.com)
  • AAP researchers find that an impressive 97 percent of children and 95 percent of adults develop protective antibodies within one month of their first hepatitis A vaccination, and "virtually 100 percent" of patients are protected after the second dose of the vaccine. (dailyherald.com)
  • In the 2012 Yellow Book on travelers' health, Umid M. Sharapov of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that hepatitis A is often seen in the developing world and is "one of the most common vaccine-preventable infections acquired during travel. (dailyherald.com)
  • Protective hepatitis A antibodies have been shown to persist for at least five to 12 years and mathematical models predict that protection will last for at least 20 years following completion of the hepatitis A vaccine series. (dailyherald.com)
  • There is no vaccine available to prevent hepatitis C. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • This virus causes the disease hepatitis B. Despite there being a vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B, HBV remains a global health problem. (wikipedia.org)
  • The hepatitis C virus is the cause of hepatitis C and some cancers such as liver cancer ( hepatocellular carcinoma , abbreviated HCC) and lymphomas in humans. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2 Hepatocellular carcinoma develops in a small proportion of patients who have chronic hepatitis, but the true rate of this complication is unknown. (aappublications.org)
  • Omata, M. Hepatitis C Virus and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. (mdpi.com)
  • That may induce hepatocellular carcinoma, peliosis hepatitis, and general liver dysfunction," Dr. Bereket-Yücel said. (medpagetoday.com)
  • However, integrated parts of the Hepatitis B virus genome are found in the chromosomes of many hepatocellular carcinoma patients. (kenyon.edu)
  • hepatitis B virus serves as a helper for replication of hepatitis delta virus, the virions of which contain hepatitis B surface antigen (HB s Ag). (britannica.com)
  • This paper examines the mechanism of antiviral drug-selected changes in the portion of the viral genome that also affects the surface antigen, and explores their potential impact on current hepatitis B immunization programmes. (who.int)
  • The MP Diagnostics (MPD) Anti-HBs ELISA 4.0 is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) intended for the detection of antibodies to Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen (anti-HBs) in human serum or plasma samples. (mpbio.com)
  • The MP Diagnostics ASSURE HBsAg Rapid Test (Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma) is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in human whole blood, serum or plasma. (mpbio.com)
  • The surface antigen is sometimes extended as a tubular tail on one side of the virus particle. (kenyon.edu)
  • Antibody and antigen tests can detect each of the different hepatitis viruses. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Although we have no direct measurement of the infected cell mass, we can estimate the turnover rate of these cells in two ways: (i) by comparing the rate of viral production before and after therapy or (ii) from the decline of hepatitis B antigen during treatment. (pnas.org)
  • This antigen was detected by immunofluorescence in the nuclei of liver cells in patients infected with hepatitis B and looked similar to hepatitis B core antigen. (natap.org)
  • Therefore came the suspicion that the new antigen might belong to a different virus. (natap.org)
  • Hepatitis B e-antigen. (cigna.com)
  • Alvarado-Mora MV, Romano CM, Gomes-Gouvêa MS, Gutierrez MF, Carrilho FJ, Pinho JR (2011) Dynamics of hepatitis D (delta) virus genotype 3 in the Amazon region of South America. (springer.com)
  • Casey L, Brown TL, Colan EJ, Wignall F, Gerin JL (1993) A genotype of hepatitis D virus that occurs in northern America. (springer.com)
  • These compounds were investigated for their anti-HCV activities using genotype 2a JFH-1 subgenomic replicons and infectious virus systems. (nature.com)
  • This tool is designed to use phylogenetic methods in order to identify the Hepatitis E virus genotype of a nucleotide sequence. (rivm.nl)
  • In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the U.K. provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). (eurekalert.org)
  • A reduction in Olysio's effectiveness was observed in participants infected with the genotype 1a hepatitis C virus with an NS3 Q80K polymorphism, a strain of the hepatitis C virus commonly found in the United States. (scienceblog.com)
  • However, genotype 3 (HEV 3) can lead to chronic hepatitis in immuno-compromised patients such as organ-transplant recipients and patients with haematological malignancies. (nih.gov)
  • HCV viral genotyping is used to find out which genotype of the HCV virus is present. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections with the reverse transcriptase inhibitor lamivudine leads to a rapid decline in plasma viremia and provides estimates for crucial kinetic constants of HBV replication. (pnas.org)
  • With both infections there is more incidence of fulminant hepatitis and the mortality rate is 5% versus 1% with hepatitis B alone. (natap.org)
  • Infections with HAV can produce effects that range in severity from asymptomatic to death from fulminant hepatitis. (fda.gov)
  • Most of these people then go on to develop chronic hepatitis C. Some will also develop scarring and poor liver function (cirrhosis) over many years, which can lead to complications such as bleeding, jaundice (yellowish eyes or skin), fluid accumulation in the abdomen, infections or liver cancer. (scienceblog.com)
  • Hepatitis virus panel is a series of blood tests to diagnose infections caused by hepatitis A, B and C viruses. (medindia.net)
  • One of these interferons, called interferon-alpha, has been used for many years to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infections, either alone or in concert with an antiviral called ribavirin. (eurekalert.org)
  • Infections with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) are one of the major global health problems. (uni-giessen.de)
  • Transplantation of hepatitis C (HCV) kidneys: Defining the risks (abstract). (uptodate.com)
  • Bensag A (1983) Labrea hepatitis and other fulminant hepatitis in Serra Madureira Acre and Boca de Acre Amazonas Brasil. (springer.com)
  • Perinatal hepatitis B in the newborn may range from asymptomatic to fulminant hepatitis. (cdc.gov)
  • In rare cases, fulminant hepatitis (acute liver failure) can result and be life-threatening. (medicinenet.com)
  • Fulminant hepatitis occurs but is extremely uncommon. (aappublications.org)
  • Hepatitis C virus has a positive sense single-stranded RNA genome . (wikipedia.org)
  • The proteins of this virus are arranged along the genome in the following order: N terminal-core-envelope (E1)-E2-p7-nonstructural protein 2 (NS2)-NS3-NS4A-NS4B-NS5A-NS5B-C terminal. (wikipedia.org)
  • This volume is composed of chapters that review important fundamental aspects of HCV biology and disease pathogenesis including, for example, the discovery and identification of the HCV genome, early virus-cell interactions including identification of various cellular receptors, HCV gene expression studied using the HCV replicon system, identification and characterization of HCV structural- and non-structural HCV proteins, HCV replication in cultured cells, and host factors involved in viral replication. (springer.com)
  • Hepatitis B virus subtype ADR DNA, complete genome, isolate:HBV-115. (genome.jp)
  • HCV is a single-stranded RNA virus with a genome of approximately 9,400 nucleotides that encodes six to eight proteins. (aacc.org)
  • Long-fingered bat hepatitis B virus isolate 776, complete genome. (genome.jp)
  • The Hepatitis B genome makes 4 mRNAs. (kenyon.edu)
  • NS1 (p7) protein is dispensable for viral genome replication but plays a critical role in virus morphogenesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Determining prevalence: In the absence of existing data for hepatitis C prevalence, health care providers should initiate universal hepatitis C screening until they establish that the prevalence of HCV RNA positivity in their population is less than 0.1%, at which point universal screening is no longer explicitly recommended but may occur at the provider's discretion. (cdc.gov)
  • About 2%-3% of the world's population is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), with an estimated prevalence of 0.8% in Canada or more than 240 000 Canadians infected. (cmaj.ca)
  • The average age at a hepatitis C diagnosis ranges from 40 to 59 years : 4 million affected (prevalence 1%) and 10 000-20 000 deaths a year. (ufrgs.br)
  • See cdc.gov/travel for other geographic areas with an intermediate or high prevalence of the hepatitis A virus. (dailyherald.com)
  • Objectives To determine whether older adults with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) achieve a sustained viral response (SVR) after treatment with direct-acting antiviral therapy. (medscape.com)
  • Their discovery also allowed the rapid development of antiviral drugs directed at hepatitis C," it added. (theepochtimes.com)
  • As the first study to identify exosomes with antiviral potency, this research suggests the potential for a new therapy for hepatitis C to address some of challenges with current treatment, including non-response in some patients and side effects, said Anthony Atala, MD, Editor-in-Chief of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine and director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. (prweb.com)
  • In the latest study, lead author Abigail Jarret, now a graduate student at Yale University, and her group showed that hepatitis C virus sabotages the antiviral defenses of liver cells by blunting the effect of key immune proteins called interferons. (eurekalert.org)
  • Thus, these hepatitis C virus-induced microRNAs can blunt liver cell interferon-driven antiviral defenses in two ways, Jarret explained. (eurekalert.org)
  • The Nature Medicine article is " Hepatitis-C-virus-induced microRNAs dampen interferon-mediated antiviral signalling . (eurekalert.org)
  • New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses, according to a study published April 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Haitao Guo of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Bin Wang and Jiming Zhang of Fudan University, and colleagues. (news-medical.net)
  • Note: Hepatitis D only causes disease in people who also have hepatitis B. It is not routinely checked on a hepatitis antibody panel. (medlineplus.gov)
  • We assessed hepatitis E virus (HEV) antibody software (Mikrogen). (cdc.gov)
  • Hepatitis B core antibody. (cigna.com)
  • HCV RNA testing may be done to double-check a positive result on an HCV antibody test, measure the level of virus in the blood (called viral load), or show how well a person with HCV is responding to treatment. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • The availability of serological tests for hepatitis A and B viruses in the 1970s made it clear that most parenterally transmitted hepatitis was due to neither of these viruses. (bmj.com)
  • There are different tests for hepatitis A and hepatitis B. A positive test is considered abnormal. (medlineplus.gov)
  • They discovered a new virus that was genetically similar to hepatitis A and named it phopivirus. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Viruses similar to hepatitis B have been found in all apes (orangutans, gibbons, gorillas and chimpanzees), in Old World monkeys, and in New World woolly monkeys (the woolly monkey hepatitis B virus), suggesting an ancient origin for this virus in primates. (wikipedia.org)
  • virus isolated in 1996, the hepatitis G virus (HGV), is believed to be responsible for a large number of sexually transmitted and bloodborne cases of hepatitis. (britannica.com)
  • The new hepatitis virus was first identified by a scientific team led by researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health after they analyzed blood samples from 92 people in China who had serious cases of hepatitis not caused by any of the five known hepatitis viruses . (medicinenet.com)
  • The Lake County Health Department is informing the public that there has been a recent increase in reported cases of hepatitis A virus (HAV) throughout the State of Illinois and in Lake County. (dailyherald.com)
  • CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cases of hepatitis A and the number of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus continue to rise in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). (cleveland.com)
  • WHO estimates there are over 70 million cases of hepatitis C worldwide and 400,000 deaths from it each year. (theepochtimes.com)
  • In the U.S., 85 percent of travel-related cases of hepatitis A occur following travel to Mexico, Central America or South America. (dailyherald.com)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease, with an estimated 170 million people infected worldwide. (pnas.org)
  • a type of liver disease caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV). (medicinenet.com)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has become the most significant cause of chronic liver disease of infectious etiology in the United States. (aappublications.org)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV), a major causative agent of chronic liver disease, is spread throughout the world and around 170 million people are persistently infected. (illinois.edu)
  • Human hepatitis delta virus , or HDV, is harmless when on its own, but can cause devastating liver disease when it teams up with the hepatitis B virus. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most prevalent cause of human liver disease [4,5]. (brightkite.com)
  • The first major study of virus has reported that those infected by means other than blood transfusions did not develop chronic liver disease. (factmonster.com)
  • STOCKHOLM-Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton jointly won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Our studies allowed us to understand the gender disparity of HBV carriers, and why this virus tends to cause more severe liver disease in men than in women," says principal investigator James Ou of the University of Southern California. (asm.org)
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today published new recommendations for health care providers that are designed to increase routine testing in the United States for chronic hepatitis B, a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer. (webwire.com)
  • Overview of Hepatitis C, including epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pathology and treatment guidelines as well as an overview on the competitive landscape. (prweb.com)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes available a chart on how to interpret hepatitis C test results and any subsequent additional tests that may be required to obtain a comprehensive diagnosis. (idsociety.org)
  • We find that in persistently infected patients, HBV particles are cleared from the plasma with a half-life of approximately 1.0 day, which implies a 50% daily turnover of the free virus population. (pnas.org)
  • These two independent methods give equivalent results: we find a wide distribution of half-lives for virus-producing cells, ranging from 10 to 100 days in different patients, which may reflect differences in rates of lysis of infected cells by immune responses. (pnas.org)
  • The total daily production of plasma virus is, on average, higher in chronic HBV carriers than in HIV-infected patients, but the half-life of virus-producing cells is much shorter in HIV. (pnas.org)
  • In separate research, Dr. Charles Chiu and colleagues at UCSF discovered the same virus -- called parvovirus-like hybrid virus (PHV) -- in a different set of hepatitis patients whose disease did not appear to be caused by known viruses . (medicinenet.com)
  • At first we thought this was a genuine hepatitis virus, but later we found it in data sets from patients with many other diseases and even from animals," Chiu, a professor of laboratory medicine and director of the UCSF Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, said in a UCSF news release. (medicinenet.com)
  • We now know that there are more people, particularly immunosuppressed patients, with hepatitis E who haven't travelled abroad. (food.gov.uk)
  • Giving hepatitis B patients the modified hepatitis delta virus reduced levels of the virus in their blood by nearly 90 per cent. (scidev.net)
  • However, this method means that if patients are re-infected with hepatitis B, they need another injection. (scidev.net)
  • Because it was only identified recently, it isn't clear at this time how widespread hepatitis G is and what its precise effects are on infected patients. (factmonster.com)
  • Hepatitis diet should be carefully monitored and prepared for easy and quick recovery of hepatitis patients. (medindia.net)
  • For this reason it is vital that patients get tested for hepatitis C if you think they may have been exposed to the virus (Hepatitis Australia 2019). (ausmed.com.au)
  • These treatments helped many patients get rid of the virus, but the treatment fails to cure more than 60 percent of patients. (eurekalert.org)
  • If patients are also HIV+, the effect of antiretroviral therapy on the recovery of hepatitis C immunity will be investigated. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • For those patients enrolled who begin hepatitis C treatment, we will evaluate the immune system of people who respond compared to those who do not respond. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Patients who begin hepatitis C therapy or antiretroviral therapy if HIV coinfected will provide serial specimens for examination. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Patients who undergo liver biopsy as a part of their routine hepatitis care will provide a sample for further studies of the immune response to see if it is different in the liver compared to the blood. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The recommendations, published today in CDC′s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Recommendations & Reports, also for the first time give health professionals guidance for effective management of chronically infected hepatitis B patients. (webwire.com)
  • Hepatitis A vaccines (Havrix or Vaqta) can be administered to children as young as 1 year of age, with a larger adult dose given to patients 19 years of age and up. (dailyherald.com)
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs Hepatitis C Resource Center Program and the National Hepatitis C Program Office developed updated recommendations for standard of care for hepatitis C patients. (idsociety.org)
  • Viruses are very small and often highly contagious pathogenic agents which cause disease. (food.gov.uk)
  • A high level of this DNA means that the virus is multiplying in your body and you are very contagious. (cigna.com)
  • Hepatitis A is a highly contagious illness caused by the hepatitis A virus. (cleveland.com)
  • HCV Guidance: Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C. https://www.hcvguidelines.org/ (Accessed on November 25, 2017). (uptodate.com)
  • WHO Guidelines on Hepatitis B and C Testing, 2017. (uptodate.com)
  • Deaths are rare, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics, with a hepatitis A case fatality rate of .01 percent to 2 percent. (dailyherald.com)
  • The study reports that the system has been tested using over 30 virus donors as well as multiple donors of hepatocytes, with the production of infectious HCV for all genotypes tested. (ucsd.edu)
  • The genotypes have a distinct geographical distribution and are used in tracing the evolution and transmission of the virus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Total viral release into the periphery is approximately 10(11) virus particles per day. (pnas.org)
  • The mechanism of the flavonoid 2 block to virus entry was demonstrated to be by both the direct action on virus particles and the interference on the host cells. (nature.com)
  • 1985). These viruses are considered to be highly infectious and illness can be caused by as few as 10 viral particles (Teunis, 2008). (fda.gov)
  • These factors necessitate that isolated virus particles be sufficiently concentrated in order to detect their presence in foods. (fda.gov)
  • The non-infectious hepatitis B particles are composed of HBsAg only and come in the form of filaments and spheres. (brightkite.com)
  • Hepadnaviruses have the smallest genomes of all known viruses, consisting of two uneven strands of DNA: a (-)sense strand whose size varies between hepadnaciruses and a (+)sense strandwhose size varies between different particles. (kenyon.edu)
  • After the exclusion of anti-HCV-positive plasma units from the donor pool, rare, sporadic instances have occurred of hepatitis C among recipients of immune globulin (IG) preparations for intravenous (but not intramuscular) use. (ufrgs.br)
  • What are symptoms of acute and chronic hepatitis C? (webmd.com)
  • Learn about hepatitis symptoms, vaccines, and treatments. (medicinenet.com)
  • For most people, the symptoms of hepatitis E are mild and clear up within four weeks, but in rare cases the disease can be fatal. (food.gov.uk)
  • Only about 1 in every 150 people who contract West Nile virus will develop these serious symptoms. (cleveland.com)
  • Most people infected with the hepatitis C virus have no symptoms of the disease until liver damage becomes apparent, which may take several years. (scienceblog.com)
  • Symptoms may appear six or seven weeks following exposure to the virus (Health Direct 2018). (ausmed.com.au)
  • Unfortunately, people with chronic hepatitis C often do not experience symptoms until their liver is damaged, which in some cases takes years (Hepatitis Australia 2019). (ausmed.com.au)
  • AAP infectious disease experts report that most hepatitis A-infected children under the age of 6 show no symptoms of the disease, while more than two-thirds of affected older kids and adults will develop jaundice. (dailyherald.com)
  • Routine screening of blood donors for HBsAg and the elimination of commercial blood sources in the early 1970s reduced the frequency of, but did not eliminate, transfusion-associated hepatitis. (ufrgs.br)
  • Until now, we didn't know that hepatitis A had any close relatives, and we thought that only humans and other primates could be infected by such viruses," said lead author Simon Anthony, assistant professor of Epidemiology. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Exosomes, although isolated from unfractionated culture media, were absent in highly infectious, purified virus preparations. (pnas.org)
  • Some viruses can survive and remain infectious in foods and the environment for prolonged periods of time. (food.gov.uk)
  • We suspect that these cases may be due to exposure to infectious hepatitis E virus in pork and pork products. (food.gov.uk)
  • While it's possible to identify the hepatitis E virus in food, we can't tell whether it's infectious and capable of making us ill. (food.gov.uk)
  • Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C. Joint panel from the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. (uptodate.com)
  • Authorities suspect that those who consumed food from McDonald's Greenlane on the evening of Dec 15th carry the risk of contracting Hepatitis A. The medical officer confirmed that a particular food handler working on the 7pm to 2am shift was suffering the highly infectious stage of the virus. (medindia.net)
  • Margaret Littlejohn of the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory noted that there are also differences in the virus among the 30 communities that offered samples for testing, which allowed the scientists to study its possible transmission routes, and determine when the virus may have first appeared in Australia. (archaeology.org)
  • While vaccines have not yet been developed for the rest of the "alphabet" of infectious hepatitis, it is fortunate that safe and effective vaccinations are available against both the hepatitis A and hepatitis B viruses. (dailyherald.com)
  • In response to action taken by some State Medicaid programs to restrict the specialties of providers who can prescribe drug therapies to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV), IDSA has developed an appeals letter template recommending that Infectious Diseases (ID) Specialists and other HIV providers be covered prescribers of all HCV medications. (idsociety.org)
  • It raises the question of whether hepatitis A originated in animals, like many other viruses that are now adapted to humans. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In the natural history of phopivirus and hepatitis A, it is unclear whether a common ancestor (virus) spilled over from humans to seals, vice versa, or from a third unrelated host that has not yet been identified. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Another project might study humans who eat seal meat to see if the seal virus has ever spilled over. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • 7. An isolated polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide which is immunoreactive with sera from humans infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), said polynucleotide consisting essentially of the polynucleotide sequence presented as SEQ ID NO:1. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • In earlier work, this team of scientists was able to show that mammals other than humans carry their own HBV species and that some of these animal viruses can even infect human cells. (uni-giessen.de)
  • Only humans and chimpanzees are susceptible to Hepatitis B virus. (kenyon.edu)
  • HCV is a significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). (thebody.com)
  • 702 words - 3 pages Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. (brightkite.com)
  • Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus. (brightkite.com)
  • 1260 words - 6 pages Hepatitis is a medical condition defined by the inflammation of the liver and characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells in the tissue of the organ. (brightkite.com)
  • The name is from the Greek hêpar (ἧπαρ), the stem of which is hēpat- (ἡπατ-), meaning of the liver, and suffix -itis, meaning "inflammation" [1] hepatitis virus have A, B C and D types. (brightkite.com)
  • Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver's cells and tissues caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). (brightkite.com)
  • Hepatitis C is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the liver that can lead to diminished liver function or liver failure. (scienceblog.com)
  • Neonatal hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that usually occurs in early infancy and is typically transmitted to the baby by the infected mother. (medindia.net)
  • Arboleda M, Castilho MC, Fonseca JCF, Albuquerque BC, Saboia RC, Yoshida CFT (1995) Epidemiological aspects of hepatitis B and D virus in the northern region of Amazonas, Brazil. (springer.com)
  • Hepatitis G is transmitted by blood-borne routes and was just discovered in 1995. (factmonster.com)
  • The researchers discovered the new virus while investigating a deadly strain of avian influenza that killed over 150 harbor seals off the coast of New England in 2011. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Natural News) Using DNA samples from a 500-year old mummified remains of a child, researchers were able to crack the genetic code of an ancient strain of the hepatitis B virus (HBV). (naturalnews.com)
  • Strain demonstrates a rapid replication/cytopathic effect (RR/CPE+) phenotype in BS-C-1 cells, but retains antigenic characteristics of low cell culture passage hepatitis A virus. (atcc.org)
  • NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA-According to an Australian Broadcasting Corporation report, a new study has found that the hepatitis B virus affecting between 10 and 20 percent of the Aboriginal people living in northern Australia today is a unique strain named HBV/C4. (archaeology.org)
  • Hepatitis C virus is blood-borne, which means it is spread through blood and blood products (Grady). (brightkite.com)
  • Announcing the prize, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio's work identified a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn't be explained by the previously discovered hepatitis A and B viruses. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is a double-stranded DNA virus in the Hepadnaviridae family. (brightkite.com)
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV), is a partially double-stranded DNA virus, a species of the genus Orthohepadnavirus and a member of the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. (wikipedia.org)
  • Also known as serum hepatitis, Hepatitis B spread through blood and sexual sexual contact. (kenyon.edu)
  • Although the frequency of transfusion-associated hepatitis C fell as a result of blood donor screening, the overall frequency of hepatitis C remained the same until the early 1990s, when the overall frequency fell by 80%, in parallel with a reduction in the number of new cases in injection drug users. (ufrgs.br)
  • However, they caution that further research is needed in mature seals, because if it acts anything like hepatitis A it might only cause disease in adults. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Hepatitis E Virus refl ects the total adult population with respect to age, Seroprevalence sex, and geographic region, but persons with migration background are underrepresented (non-German citizenship among Adults, 4.6% in the sample vs. 8.7% in the total adult population). (cdc.gov)
  • A series of three combination hepatitis A-hepatitis B shots (Twinrix) is also available for use in adults 18 years and older. (dailyherald.com)
  • Virus: Incomplete RNA virus, dependent on HBV envelope proteins. (natap.org)
  • These in turn spur hundreds of genes that generate virus-fighting proteins within the cell. (eurekalert.org)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV) test is a blood test that looks for the genetic material ( RNA ) of the virus that causes hepatitis or for the proteins ( antibodies ) the body makes against HCV. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • The virus is divided into four major serotypes (adr, adw, ayr, ayw) based on antigenic epitopes present on its envelope proteins. (wikipedia.org)
  • The hepatitis C virus particle consists of a lipid membrane envelope that is 55 to 65 nm in diameter. (wikipedia.org)
  • This hypothesis, tenaciously postulated by Dr. Rizzetto, was confirmed some years later by experimentally infecting chimpanzees and obtaining a new viral particle which was given the name of Hepatitis D Virus (HDV). (natap.org)
  • The virus particle, called Dane particle (virion), consists of an outer lipid envelope and an icosahedral nucleocapsid core composed of protein. (wikipedia.org)
  • The hepatitis C virus ( HCV ) [2] is a small (55-65 nm in size), enveloped , positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae . (wikipedia.org)
  • HCV is a small, single-stranded RNA virus in the family Flaviviridae . (aappublications.org)
  • The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human herpes virus 8, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Human T-cell lymphoma viruses I and II have been regarded as causative agents of the development of NHL. (medscape.com)
  • Infohep.org: "Hepatitis C treatment factsheet: Harvoni (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir). (webmd.com)
  • Hepatitis C Online: "Goals and Benefits with HCV Treatment," "Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni). (webmd.com)
  • Daar added that this method of delivering treatment could be developed for other pathogenic viruses, especially the HIV and hepatitis C viruses. (scidev.net)
  • See how well treatment of chronic hepatitis B is working. (cigna.com)
  • A test reagent comprises cloned hepatitis B virus-DNA that has been repurified by treatment with a restriction enzyme and labelled to high specific. (google.com.au)
  • In 2011, the FDA approved Victrelis (boceprevir) and Incivek (telaprevir) for the treatment of hepatitis C. Olysio was reviewed under the FDA's priority review program, which provides for an expedited review of drugs that, if approved, would provide safe and effective therapy when no satisfactory alternative therapy exists, or offer significant improvement compared to available therapies. (scienceblog.com)
  • For someone who is HIV Positive and has Hep C, went through 48 weeks of treatment and the virus came back within three months, was put on treatment again with another peg for 12 months, is it possible to clear the virus with this course of second treatment? (thebody.com)
  • Global control of hepatitis B virus: does treatment-induced antigenic change affect immunization? (who.int)
  • As a single treatment agent, however, lamivudine has a significant drawback: it induces lamivudine-resistant hepatitis B virus strains that may pose a risk to the global hepatitis B immunization programme. (who.int)
  • Prior to March 2016, hepatitis C treatment involved weekly injections and oral medications that were known to bring on unwanted side effects and health complications. (ausmed.com.au)
  • 20-25% of people with hepatitis C will experience acute hepatitis, however, their body will be able to cure the virus without treatment. (ausmed.com.au)
  • Any treatment for hepatitis C or HIV will be determined by the patient's primary physician and will not be affected by enrollment in the study. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The virions of Hepatitis B virus are 42 nm in diameter and possess an isometric nucleocapsid, the core, of 27nm in diameter, surrounded by an outer coat approximately 4nm thick. (kenyon.edu)