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The family Hepeviridae includes enterically transmitted small non-enveloped positive-sense RNA viruses. It includes the genera Piscihepevirus, whose members infect fish, and Orthohepevirus, whose members infect mammals and birds. Members of the genus Orthohepevirus include hepatitis E virus, which is responsible for self-limiting acute hepatitis in humans and several mammalian species; the infection may become chronic in immunocompromised individuals. Extrahepatic manifestations of Guillain-Barré syndrome, neuralgic amyotrophy, glomerulonephritis and pancreatitis have been described in humans. Avian hepatitis E virus causes hepatitis-splenomegaly syndrome in chickens. This is a summary of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Report on the taxonomy of the Hepeviridae, which is available at www.ictv.global/report/hepeviridae.

Original publication

DOI

10.1099/jgv.0.000940

Type

Journal article

Journal

The Journal of general virology

Publication Date

01/11/2017

Volume

98

Pages

2645 - 2646

Addresses

1​Division of Viral Hepatitis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MS-A33, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA.

Keywords

Animals, Humans, Hepatitis, Viral, Animal, Hepatitis, Viral, Human, Hepevirus