Autochthonous Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Germany with Sequence Similarities to Other European Isolates

@article{Preiss2006AutochthonousHE,
  title={Autochthonous Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Germany with Sequence Similarities to Other European Isolates},
  author={Jan C. Preiss and Annelie Plentz and Elisabeth Engelmann and Thomas Schneider and Wolfgang Jilg and Martin Zeitz and Rainer Duchmann},
  journal={Infection},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={173-175}
}
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a common cause of acute hepatitis in endemic areas. Yet reports on autochthonous cases in other areas such as middle Europe are increasing. Here we report on a patient, who obviously acquired his HEV infection in Germany. Sequence analysis of the virus gained from his serum revealed homologies to other European isolates and swine isolates.