Hepatits E vaccine has been created. The Journal of Hepatology wrote about the medication produced by the European Association for the Study of the Liver. Scientists say that the vaccine can safely protect against the infection. However, this is no reason for neglecting the rules of hygiene.
Hepatitis E is a type of viral hepatitis causing liver inflammation. The virus can exist in a dormant state from two weeks to six weeks after the infection appears. The symptoms of the disease include weakness, jaundice, and pain in the right side of the abdomen. If hepatitis C affects pregnant women, there is a risk of losing the fetus.
The virus is most often recorded in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In developed countries, infections also occur. As a rule, it happens because of dirty water or contaminated meat. The new vaccine can prevent the spread of the disease.