Prevalence of antibodies to the hepatitis E virus in pigs from countries where hepatitis E is common or is rare in the human population.

@article{Meng1999PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of antibodies to the hepatitis E virus in pigs from countries where hepatitis E is common or is rare in the human population.},
  author={Xiang-Jin Meng and Serge Dea and Ronald E Engle and Robert M. Friendship and Young S Lyoo and Theerapol Sirinarumitr and Kitcha Urairong and Ding-Ming Wang and David T. Y. Wong and Dongwan Yoo and Yaoxin Zhang and RobertH. Purcell and Suzanne U. Emerson},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={1999},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={
          297-302
        }
}
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a very important public health concern in many developing countries where epidemics of hepatitis E are common. Sporadic cases of clinical hepatitis E not only occur in these countries but also occur uncommonly in patients with no known epidemiological exposure to HEV in industrialized countries. The source of infection in industrialized countries is unknown but it has been suggested that animals might serve as a reservoir for HEV in both settings. We recently… CONTINUE READING
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