Hepatitis E infections, Victoria, Australia

Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Mar;11(3):482-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1103.040706.


In the first half of 2004, acute hepatitis E virus infections diagnosed in Victoria, Australia, increased 7-fold. Of the interviewed patients with highly reactive serologic results, 90% reported recent clinically compatible illness and overseas travel. The increase is compared with a background of exposure in countries in which hepatitis E is endemic.

MeSH terms

  • Hepatitis Antibodies / blood
  • Hepatitis E / epidemiology*
  • Hepatitis E virus / immunology
  • Humans
  • Immunoenzyme Techniques
  • Immunoglobulin G / blood
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Seroepidemiologic Studies
  • Victoria / epidemiology


  • Hepatitis Antibodies
  • Immunoglobulin G