Hepatitis E Virus: A Cross‐Sectional Serological and Virological Study in Pigs and Humans at Zoonotic Risk within a High‐Density Pig Farming Area

  title={Hepatitis E Virus: A Cross‐Sectional Serological and Virological Study in Pigs and Humans at Zoonotic Risk within a High‐Density Pig Farming Area},
  author={C. Caruso and S. Peletto and A. Rosamilia and P. Modesto and L. Chiavacci and B. Sona and F. Balsamelli and V. Ghisetti and P. Acutis and G. Pezzoni and E. Brocchi and N. Vitale and L. Masoero},
  journal={Transboundary and Emerging Diseases},
  • C. Caruso, S. Peletto, +10 authors L. Masoero
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
  • An increase in autochthonous hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections has been recorded in Italy suspected to be zoonotically transmitted from pigs; this study was carried out to determinate the seroprevalence and risk factors associated with hepatitis HEV exposition, both in swine and humans working in pig farms, located within a high-density pig farming area in Piedmont region, north-western Italy. The presence of viral RNA in human and swine samples was also evaluated, and phylogenetic analysis… CONTINUE READING
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