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J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Nov;42(11):5371-4.

Prevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) Infection in wild boars and deer and genetic identification of a genotype 3 HEV from a boar in Japan.

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  • 1Nishiarita Kyoritsu Hospital, Saga-Ken, Japan.

Abstract

Zoonotic transmission of hepatitis E virus (HEV) from captured wild deer or boars to humans has been suggested. Antibody to HEV was detected in 9% of 35 wild boars and 2% of 117 wild deer tested, and a presumably indigenous HEV of genotype 3 was isolated from a boar in Japan.

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PMC525261
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