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Prevalence of hepatitis E virus antibodies in pigs: implications for human infections in village-based subsistence pig farming in the Lao PDR.

Abstract:
We report a high seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in pigs in the Lao PDR. HEV seroprevalence was 51.2% (300/586) amongst abattoir pigs and 15.3% (46/301) amongst village pigs. The age distribution suggested previous in-village HEV pig infections. These findings suggest a zoonotic risk associated with village-based smallholder pig farming.
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
101
Issue:
3
Pages:
305-307
Publication date:
2007-03-05
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:eada2b24-7c19-4f1b-a281-d313e7bc1a29
Source identifiers:
12933
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pubs:12933

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