Prevalence of hepatitis E virus among wild boar in the Ehime area of western Japan.

@article{Michitaka2007PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of hepatitis E virus among wild boar in the Ehime area of western Japan.},
  author={Kojiro Michitaka and Kazuaki Takahashi and Shinya Furukawa and Gaku Inoue and Yoichi Hiasa and Norio Horiike and Morikazu Onji and Natsumi Abe and Shunji Mishiro},
  journal={Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={
          214-20
        }
}
AIMS Transmission of hepatitis E virus (HEV) from wild boar to humans has been reported, particularly from Japan. We attempted to clarify this issue. METHODS We assessed the IgG class antibodies against HEV (anti-HEV) in serum samples taken from 406 boar living in the Ehime area of western Japan from 2001 to 2004, of which 392 were captured in the wild (wild-caught boar) and 14 had been kept in a breeding farm (bred boar). RESULTS Anti-HEV positive rate in the bred boar (10/14, 71.4%) was… CONTINUE READING
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