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Seroprevalence study in forestry workers from eastern Germany using novel genotype 3- and rat hepatitis E virus-specific immunoglobulin G ELISAs

DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.37524
Dremsek, Paul ; Wenzel, Jürgen J. ; Johne, Reimar ; Ziller, Mario ; Hofmann, Jörg ; Groschup, Martin H. ; Werdermann, Sandra ; Mohn, Ulrich ; Dorn, Silvia ; Motz, Manfred ; Mertens, Marc ; Jilg, Wolfgang ; Ulrich, Rainer G.
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Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is the causative agent of an acute self-limiting hepatitis in humans. In industrialized countries, autochthonous cases are linked to zoonotic transmission from domestic pigs, wild boar and red deer. The main route of human infection presumably is consumption of contaminated meat. Farmers, slaughterers and veterinarians are expected to be risk groups as they work close to ...

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