Examination for hepatitis E virus in wastewater treatment plants and workers by nested RT-PCR and ELISA.

@article{ElEsnawy2000ExaminationFH,
  title={Examination for hepatitis E virus in wastewater treatment plants and workers by nested RT-PCR and ELISA.},
  author={Nagwa Abass El-Esnawy},
  journal={The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={75 1-2},
  pages={219-31}
}
Water and sera were collected from 4 sewage treatment plants whose workers were exposed to raw untreated sewage samples, which may accumulate the HEV virus. Two methods of water concentration were used (PEG and U-APB) and samples analyzed by nested RT-PCR. The 24 samples (inlet and outlet) of sewage treatment plants were negative for virus. HEV IgG was detected in 205 workers sera, the age of 20-40 years old, exhibited the highest HEV IgG infection (50.9% - 50.4), between 41-50 and 51-60 years… CONTINUE READING