Type-IV Indian swine HEV infects rhesus monkeys.

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In contrast to countries reporting zoonotic spread of hepatitis E virus (HEV), distinct genotypes circulate in humans (genotype 1) and pigs (genotype 4) from India indicating rarity of such spread. Pigs were refractory to human HEV. As rhesus is an excellent animal model for human HEV, an attempt was made to infect rhesus monkeys with swine HEV… (More)

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