JAIPUR: The scientists of India and Slovenia are working together to study how dangerous is the Hepatitis E virus (HEV) and how to diagnose it as its symptoms are quite similar to other liver ailments.

It is a three-year collaborative research which started this month in a laboratory in Kaladera near Jaipur. The scientists will collect samples from across the country. The Indian and Slovenian governments have jointly funded the Indo-Slovenian Bilateral Exchange Programme of Cooperation in Science and Technology.