Direct contact and environmental contaminations are responsible for HEV transmission in pigs

  title={Direct contact and environmental contaminations are responsible for HEV transmission in pigs},
  author={Mathieu Andraud and Marine Dumarest and Roland Cariolet and Bouchra Aylaj and Elodie Barnaud and Florent Eono and Nicole Pavio and Nicolas Rose},
  booktitle={Veterinary research},
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) can cause enterically-transmitted hepatitis in humans. The zoonotic nature of Hepatitis E infections has been established in industrialized areas and domestic pigs are considered as the main reservoir. The dynamics of transmission in pig herds therefore needs to be understood to reduce the prevalence of viremic pigs at slaughter and prevent contaminated pig products from entering the food chain. An experimental trial was carried out to study the main characteristics of… CONTINUE READING

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