Hepatitis E in new zealand.

  title={Hepatitis E in new zealand.},
  author={Harry Richard Dalton and Helen J Fellows and Edward J. Gane and Philip Wong and Stephen J Gerred and Bryan Schroeder and Margaret C Croxson and Olga Garkavenko},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  volume={22 8},
BACKGROUND AND AIM Locally acquired hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has been described in a number of developed countries and is thought to be zoonotic from pigs. Little is known about hepatitis E in humans in New Zealand (NZ) but 90% of NZ pigs show evidence of HEV infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of hepatitis E infection in NZ by documenting HEV immunoglobulin (Ig) G seroprevalence in NZ blood donors, testing patients with unexplained hepatitis for HEV… CONTINUE READING
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