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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Dec;11(12):1958-60.

Hepatitis E virus transmission from wild boar meat.

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National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

We investigated a case of hepatitis E acquired after persons ate wild boar meat. Genotype 3 hepatitis E virus (HEV) RNA was detected in both patient serum and wild boar meat. These findings provided direct evidence of zoonotic foodborne transmission of HEV from a wild boar to a human.

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16485490
PMCID:
PMC3367655
DOI:
10.3201/eid1112.051041
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