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Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Jul;23(7):1191-1193. doi: 10.3201/eid2307.170318.

Rabbit Hepatitis E Virus Infections in Humans, France.

Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) has been detected in rabbits, but whether rabbit HEV strains can be transmitted to humans is not known. Of 919 HEV-infected patients in France during 2015-2016, five were infected with a rabbit HEV strain. None of the patients had direct contact with rabbits, suggesting foodborne or waterborne infections.

KEYWORDS:

France; HEV; chronic infections; hepatitis; hepatitis E; hepatitis E virus; humans; infections; rabbit hepatitis E virus; rabbits; ribavirin; viruses; zoonoses

PMID:
28628452
PMCID:
PMC5512490
DOI:
10.3201/eid2307.170318
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