A novel virus in swine is closely related to the human hepatitis E virus.

@article{Meng1997ANV,
  title={A novel virus in swine is closely related to the human hepatitis E virus.},
  author={X. J. Meng and Robert H. Purcell and Patrick G. Halbur and James R. Lehman and David Matthew Webb and T. S. Tsareva and Joseph S. Haynes and Brad J. Thacker and Suzanne U. Emerson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1997},
  volume={94 18},
  pages={9860-5}
}
A novel virus, designated swine hepatitis E virus (swine HEV), was identified in pigs. Swine HEV crossreacts with antibody to the human HEV capsid antigen. Swine HEV is a ubiquitous agent and the majority of swine >/=3 months of age in herds from the midwestern United States were seropositive. Young pigs naturally infected by swine HEV were clinically normal but had microscopic evidence of hepatitis, and developed viremia prior to seroconversion. The entire ORFs 2 and 3 were amplified by… CONTINUE READING
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