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Hepatitis E

Hepatitis E is a serious liver disease that usually results in an acute infection. While rare in the United States, hepatitis E is common in many parts of the world.

Transmission of the disease occurs through the ingestion of fecal matter (even microscopic amounts), and outbreaks usually occur in countries with poor sanitation and contaminated water supplies. There is currently no FDA-approved vaccine for hepatitis E.

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