Published in Hepatitis Weekly, February 28th, 2005
According to recent research from Japan, "zoonosis has been implicated in hepatitis E virus (HEV) transmission. We examined wild boar living in a forest of Hyogo prefecture, Japan, and found HEV RNA in three of seven boars."
"A full-genome HEV isolate from one of them was revealed to be 99.7% identical to a previous isolate from a wild deer hunted in the same forest and to those from 4 patients who contracted hepatitis E after eating raw meat of the deer," said K. Takahashi and colleagues, Toshiba General Hospital, Department Med Science.
"These findings suggest an...
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