Changing Epidemiology of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E Viruses in China, 1990-2014

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Feb;23(2):276-279. doi: 10.3201/2302.161095.


We compared the epidemiology of hepatitis A and hepatitis E cases in China from 1990-2014 to better inform policy and prevention efforts. The incidence of hepatitis A cases declined dramatically, while hepatitis E incidence increased. During 2004-2014, hepatitis E mortality rates surpassed those of hepatitis A.

Keywords: China; epidemiology; hepatitis A; hepatitis E; vaccination; vaccine; viruses.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural