Molecular characterization of a novel hepatitis E virus (HEV) strain obtained from a wild boar in Japan that is highly divergent from the previously recognized HEV strains.

@article{Takahashi2014MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of a novel hepatitis E virus (HEV) strain obtained from a wild boar in Japan that is highly divergent from the previously recognized HEV strains.},
  author={Masaharu Takahashi and Tsutomu Nishizawa and Shigeo Nagashima and Suljid Jirintai and Manri Kawakami and Yoshihide Sonoda and Tadahiro Suzuki and Shogo Yamamoto and Kazuhiro Shigemoto and Kozo Ashida and Yukihiro Sato and Hiroaki Okamoto},
  journal={Virus research},
  year={2014},
  volume={180},
  pages={59-69}
}
Although a consensus classification system for hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotypes is currently unavailable, HEV variants (JBOAR135-Shiz09 and wbJOY_06) from wild boars (Sus scrofa leucomystax) have provisionally been classified into two novel genotypes (5 and 6). While performing a survey of HEV infections among 566 wild boars that were captured in Japan between January 2010 and August 2013, we found 24 boars (4.2%) with ongoing HEV infections: 13 had genotype 3 HEV, 10 had genotype 4 HEV and… CONTINUE READING