Hepatitis E in pigs in Israel: seroprevalence, molecular characterization and potential impact on humans


This study showed that domestic pigs in Israel are infected with hepatitis E virus (HEV)-G3. The high HEV seropositivity of the farm workers together with the previous identification of this virus in human sewage suggests circulation to humans.

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Rachel Shirazi, Paolo Pozzi, Marina Wax

Content Source: 
Eurosurveillance

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News