This report presents provisional information on laboratory reports of Hepatitis E in Scotland up to the end of 2019. This is compared to previous years’ data to show trends over time. The surveillance of Hepatitis E in Scotland relies on reports from all laboratories in Scotland. These are reported to HPS via Electronic Communication of Surveillance in Scotland (ECOSS).
- during 2019, HPS received 158 reports of Hepatitis E
- this was an increase of 41% on the 112 reports in 2018