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Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39(5):454-6.

Locally acquired hepatitis E in the Netherlands: associated with the consumption of raw pig meat?

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, St. Lucas Hospital, Winschoten, The Netherlands.


We here present 2 patients who developed hepatitis E, without having been abroad or in contact with anyone who did, indicating locally acquired hepatitis E. We point out that the consumption of raw pig meat could be of relevance in HEV-associated hepatitides in the Netherlands.

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