Infection of a Japanese patient by genotype 4 hepatitis e virus while traveling in Vietnam.

@article{Koizumi2004InfectionOA,
  title={Infection of a Japanese patient by genotype 4 hepatitis e virus while traveling in Vietnam.},
  author={Yuko Koizumi and Norio Isoda and Yukihiro Sato and Takaaki Iwaki and Kazunori Ono and Kenichi Ido and Kentaro Sugano and Masaharu Takahashi and Tsutomu Nishizawa and Hiroaki Okamoto},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={3883-5}
}
Cases of imported hepatitis E in industrialized countries infected with a genotype 1 hepatitis E virus (HEV) have been identified. We report a 56-year-old Japanese man who acquired infection with a genotype 4 HEV with 98.8% identity to a Vietnamese isolate after ingestion of uncooked shellfish while traveling in Vietnam. 

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