Switzerland – Source of rise in Swiss Hepatitis E cases remains a mystery; pork investigated

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Hepatitis E virus capsid structure. HEV infection causes viral hepatitis. Atomic-level structure.

Officials in Switzerland have been unable to find what was behind an increase in hepatitis E infections that affected more than 100 people in 2021.

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) recorded a rise in cases of hepatitis E virus (HEV) between January and May 2021.

A total of 105 cases were reported across the country, which is almost triple the number compared to the same period in previous years. More men than women were affected and patients ranged in age from 18 to 87 years old. A total of 29 people were hospitalized with or following an HEV infection and two died.

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