Methods of Control and Management

Education on sanitary disposal of feces and handwashing after defecation and before handling food is paramount. While there is no specific treatment for hepatitis E, a vaccine is under development. Where animal or human manure is used for fertilization of crops, potential contamination of produce or shellfish (from runoff) with viral agents is of concern. This may be a means of introducing hepatitis E into new areas of the world by increasing globalization of food markets. Proper washing and cooking of food should be practiced (4,5).

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