Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 17th, 2012
"We have isolated a genetically similar HEV from urban rats in Los Angeles, California, USA, and characterized its ability to infect laboratory rats and nonhuman primates. Two strains of HEV were isolated from serum samples of 134 wild rats that had a seroprevalence of antibodies against HEV of approximate to 80%. Virus was transmissible to seronegative Sprague-Dawley rats, but transmission was spotty and magnitude...
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