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Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 Aug;17(8):1182-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03461.x. Epub 2011 Mar 7.

Presence of enteric hepatitis viruses in the sewage and population of Greater Cairo.

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Laboratory of Virology, National Reference Centre for Enteric Viruses, Public Hospital of Dijon, Dijon, France.


In Egypt, the disease burden of viral hepatitis is one of the heaviest worldwide. We conducted a survey of hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis E virus (HEV) in patients and sewage in Cairo. Our data showed that HAV (genotype IB) was predominant over HEV (genotype 3) and was circulating in the population and the environment.

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