Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Pigs at the Time of Slaughter, United Kingdom, 2013

@inproceedings{Grierson2015PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Pigs at the Time of Slaughter, United Kingdom, 2013},
  author={Sylvia Grierson and J. Michael Heaney and Tanya Cheney and Dilys Morgan and Stephen Wyllie and Laura L. Powell and Donald B. Smith and Samreen Ijaz and Falko Steinbach and Bhudipa Choudhury and Richard S. Tedder},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
Since 2010, reports of infection with hepatitis E virus (HEV) have increased in England and Wales. Despite mounting evidence regarding the zoonotic potential of porcine HEV, there are limited data on its prevalence in pigs in the United Kingdom. We investigated antibody prevalence, active infection, and virus variation in serum and cecal content samples from 629 pigs at slaughter. Prevalence of antibodies to HEV was 92.8% (584/629), and HEV RNA was detected in 15% of cecal contents (93/629), 3… CONTINUE READING
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