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Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 May;17(5):917-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1705.101205.

Detection and phylogenetic characterization of human hepatitis E virus strains, Czech Republic.

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Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic. vasickova@vri.cz

Abstract

To determine the origin of hepatitis E virus in the Czech Republic, we analyzed patient clinical samples. Five isolates of genotypes 3e, 3f, and 3g were obtained. Their genetic relatedness with Czech strains from domestic pigs and wild boars and patient recollections suggest an autochthonous source likely linked to consumption of contaminated pork.

PMID:
21529412
PMCID:
PMC3321767
DOI:
10.3201/eid1705.101205
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