Hepatitis E virus infection among domestic animals in eastern China.

  title={Hepatitis E virus infection among domestic animals in eastern China.},
  author={W. M. Zhang and Qu Shen and Jing Mou and Ga Gong and Zhi Bang Yang and Lunbiao Cui and Jian guo Zhu and G Ju and Xiuguo Hua},
  journal={Zoonoses and public health},
  volume={55 6},
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a zoonotic pathogen of which several species of animal were reported as reservoirs. Antibodies to HEV and HEV RNA have been detected in some Chinese population and swine groups but few other domestic animals. In this study, to investigate the HEV prevalence, we tested sera from 788 pigs, 100 cows, 50 goats, 49 horses, 101 pet dogs, 105 chickens, 47 duck and 45 pigeons in eastern China for anti-HEV immunoglobulin G (IgG). We also tested 50% of the swine sera, all of… CONTINUE READING


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