Surveillance of Hepatitis E Virus Contamination in Shellfish in China

  title={Surveillance of Hepatitis E Virus Contamination in Shellfish in China},
  author={Shenyang Gao and Dandan Li and Enhui Zha and Tiezhong Zhou and Shen Wang and Xiqing Yue},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
BACKGROUND Hepatitis E virus (HEV) has been confirmed to be a zoonotic virus of worldwide distribution. HEV contamination in the water environment has not been well examined in China. The objective of this study was to evaluate HEV contamination in shellfish in a coastal area of China. Such contamination would be significant for evaluating public health risks. METHODS samples of three species shellfish were collected from thirteen points of estuarine tidal flats around the Bohai Gulf and… CONTINUE READING
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