Autochthonous Infections with Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 4, France

  title={Autochthonous Infections with Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 4, France},
  author={Philippe Colson and Pauline Romanet and Val{\'e}rie Moal and Patrick Borentain and Raj Purgus and Alban Benezech and Anne Motte and Ren{\'e} G{\'e}rolami},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
During January-March 2011, diagnoses of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection increased in Marseille University hospitals in southeastern France. HEV genotype 4, which is described almost exclusively in Asia, was recovered from 2 persons who ate uncooked pork liver sausage. Genetic sequences were 96.7% identical to those recently described in swine in Europe.