High prevalence of Hepatitis E virus in French domestic pigs.

@article{Rose2011HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of Hepatitis E virus in French domestic pigs.},
  author={Nicolas Rose and Aur{\'e}lie Lunazzi and Virginie Dorenlor and Thiziri Merbah and Florent Eono and Marc Eloit and François Madec and Nicole Pavio},
  journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={419-27}
}
The importance of the domestic pig reservoir for Hepatitis E virus (HEV) was assessed by estimating the seroprevalence and prevalence of HEV contaminated livers in French slaughter-aged pigs. 6565 sera and 3715 livers were randomly sampled from 186 pig farms throughout the country. Taking the sampling design into account, the farm-level seroprevalence was 65% (95% CI 57-74) and 31% (95% CI 24-38) of the slaughter-aged pigs had antibodies against HEV. The individual prevalence of HEV RNA… CONTINUE READING

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