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Detection of hepatitis E virus (HEV) from porcine livers in Southeastern Germany and high sequence homology to human HEV isolates

Wenzel, Jürgen J, Preiß, Julia, Schemmerer, Mathias, Huber, Barbara, Plentz, Annelie and Jilg, Wolfgang (2011) Detection of hepatitis E virus (HEV) from porcine livers in Southeastern Germany and high sequence homology to human HEV isolates. Journal of clinical virology 52 (1), pp. 50-54.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) has been identified as an emerging cause of infectious hepatitis over the last years in developed countries. In contrast to travel associated hepatitis E, zoonotic sources of infection are suspected for autochthonous cases in Europe. OBJECTIVE: Since pigs are known reservoirs of HEV, we tested porcine livers sold as food in Southeastern Germany for the presence ...

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Item type:Article
Date:September 2011
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene
Identification Number:
ValueType
10.1016/j.jcv.2011.06.006DOI
21742549PubMed ID
Keywords:Hepatitis E virus; Pig liver; Zoonotic infection; Real-time PCR; Phylogenetic analysis
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 570 Life sciences
600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:21732
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