Evidence for the presence of hepatitis E virus in pigs in the United Kingdom.

@article{Banks2004EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the presence of hepatitis E virus in pigs in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Malcolm Banks and Graham S Heath and Sylvia S. Grierson and Donald P. King and Austin Gresham and R Girones and Frederik Wid{\'e}n and Tim J. Harrison},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  year={2004},
  volume={154 8},
  pages={223-7}
}
Samples of serum, tissue and faeces from two pig herds in England were examined for hepatitis E virus by reverse-transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR), and a virus strain from each herd was partially sequenced. Eleven of 42 faecal samples and 16 of 21 tissue samples from two pigs were positive for the virus by RT-PCR. Analysis of two unique but closely related nucleotide sequences obtained from the two herds showed that the viruses clustered in genotype III (6) with a human strain of the virus from an… CONTINUE READING

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