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Hepatitis E virus infection (HEV)

General information
Hepatitis E is a serious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis E virus (HEV) that usually results in an acute infection. It does not lead to a chronic infection. While rare in the United States, Hepatitis E is common in many parts of the world. Transmission: Ingestion of fecal matter, even in microscopic amounts; outbreaks are usually associated with contaminated water supply in countries with poor sanitation. Vaccination: There is currently no FDA-approved vaccine for Hepatitis E.

Viral hepatitis home 

Hepatitis E CDC (Exit DHS)  

Information for health professionals

This is a Wisconsin Disease Surveillance Category II disease: 
Report to the patient's local public health department electronically, through the Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System (WEDSS), by mail or fax using an Acute and Communicable Disease Case Report F-44151 or by other means within 72 hours upon recognition of a case.
Information on Communicable Disease Reporting

Wisconsin case reporting and public health follow-up guidelines: Hepatitis E EpiNet  
Viral hepatitis case report form
Hepatitis E information for health professionals CDC
(Exit DHS)  

Contacts

Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Jim Kazmierczak  DVM, WI State Public Health Veterinarian
Wisconsin Division of Public Health 
Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response
(Phone 608-266-2154) (Fax 608-261-4976)
  

Thomas Haupt  Influenza Coordinator
Wisconsin Division of Public Health 
Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response
(Phone 608-266-5326)  (Fax 608-261-4976)

Last Revised: March 25, 2014