Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Production Chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain, 2010

  title={Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Production Chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain, 2010},
  author={Ilaria Di Bartolo and Marta Diez-Valcarce and Petra Va{\vs}{\'i}{\vc}kov{\'a} and Petr Kralik and Marta Hern{\'a}ndez and Giorgia Angeloni and Fabio Ostanello and Martijn Bouwknegt and David Rodr{\'i}guez-L{\'a}zaro and Ivo Pavl{\'i}k and Franco Maria Ruggeri},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
We evaluated the prevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in the pork production chain in Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain during 2010. A total of 337 fecal, liver, and meat samples from animals at slaughterhouses were tested for HEV by real-time quantitative PCR. Overall, HEV was higher in Italy (53%) and Spain (39%) than in Czech Republic (7.5%). HEV was detected most frequently in feces in Italy (41%) and Spain (39%) and in liver (5%) and meat (2.5%) in Czech Republic. Of 313 sausages sampled… CONTINUE READING
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