High genomic similarity between European type hepatitis E virus subgenotype 3e strains isolated from an acute hepatitis patient and a wild boar in Mie, Japan.


A 67-year-old male living in Tsu city, Mie prefecture, Japan was referred to our hospital for further examination of acute liver injury and was diagnosed as having clinical hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in January 2010. The HEV strain (HE-JA11-1701) isolated from the patient belonged to genotype 3 and European-type subgenotype 3e. It was presumed that… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/hepr.12155