Surveillance and disease data for hepatitis E

ECDC has identified a need to explore and assess closer the emerging threat of HEV to humans in EU/EEA. The key objectives are to:

  • describe surveillance systems in place, applied case definitions and laboratory methods for diagnosis
  • collect case numbers, where possible, to describe epidemiology, burden and severity (clinical picture) across Europe
  • describe populations at risk
  • identify rationale and objectives of surveillance at EU/EEA level