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symbol for the element heliumhelium
, gaseous chemical element; symbol He; at. no. 2; at. wt. 4.0026; m.p. below −272°C; at 26 atmospheres pressure; b.p. −268.934°C; at 1 atmosphere pressure; density 0.1785 grams per liter at STP; valence usually 0.
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a. a children's game in which one player chases the others in an attempt to touch one of them, who then becomes the chaser
b. the person chasing


the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (ה), transliterated as h
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The National Integrated Disease Surveillance Program, established in India in 2009, collects data on cases and outbreaks of jaundice, and supports outbreak investigations and laboratory testing for hepatitis A and hepatitis E. During 2011-2013, large numbers of hepatitis A and hepatitis E cases and frequent outbreaks occurred each year.
The main requirement of a vaccine is to prevent disease, which the new hepatitis E vaccine does, Emerson says.
Unlike many diseases, which prey mainly on children and old people, hepatitis E usually strikes people between 15 and 40 years of age.
If immunity to hepatitis E wanes, Innis says, scientists might design a booster shot, as they did for the whooping cough vaccine.
Zoonotic and xenozoonotic risks of the hepatitis E virus.
Zoonotic transmission of hepatitis E virus from deer to human beings.
Expression and self-assembly of empty virus-like particles of hepatitis E virus.
As in many jurisdictions, hepatitis E must be reported as an infectious disease throughout Australia.
To fulfill the Victorian hepatitis E case definition for surveillance purposes, one must demonstrate seroconversion, a 4-fold rise in paired serum specimens or detect highly reactive IgG in a single specimen in the presence of a clinically compatible illness (9).
The 17 highly reactive samples tested at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory during the first 2 quarters of 2004 accounted for all hepatitis E notifications in the state during this period.
pig strains is suggestive of zoonotic transmission, as is the finding of higher Prevalence of anti-HEV antibodies in those who work with pigs (12) and the observation that in 9 of 10 hepatitis E patients in Japan, the disease developed within 2-8 weeks of consumption of grilled or undercooked pork (6).
Occurrence of hepatitis E virus IgM, low avidity IgG serum antibodies, and viremia in sporadic cases of non-A, -B, and -C acute hepatitis.