Subtype-specific differences in the risk of hospitalisation among patients infected with hepatitis E virus genotype 3 in Belgium, 2010-2018

Lorenzo Subissi, Michael Peeters, Sophie Lamoral, Sofieke Klamer, Vanessa Suin, Steven van Gucht

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Abstract

Some European countries recently reported an increase in hepatitis E virus genotype 3 (HEV-3) of the subtype 3c. No link between HEV-3 subtypes and severity is established to date. Here, we report that patients infected with HEV-3c were at lower risk of hospitalisation, compared to those infected with HEV-3f, the other main subtype circulating in Belgium.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e224
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume147
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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