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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Virus de la hepatitis E

Hepatitis E virus (HEH-puh-TY-tis … VY-rus)
A virus that causes hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). It is usually spread through food that has been handled by an infected person, or through drinking water that is contaminated with human waste.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.