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Record number 429322
Title Detection and Characterization of Hepatitis E Virus in Domestic Pigs of Different Ages in Portugal
Author(s) Berto, A.; Mesquita, J.R.; Hakze-van der Honing, R.W. van der; Nascimento, R.S.; Poel, W.H.M. van der
Source Zoonoses and Public Health 59 (2012)7. - ISSN 1863-1959 - p. 477 - 481.
Department(s) CVI Virology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) united-kingdom - swine - infection - england - transmission - prevalence - antibodies - countries - wales - herds
Abstract This study represents the primary hepatitis E virus (HEV) surveillance in domestic pigs in Portugal, five pig farms were investigated in 5 different Portuguese regions, ten faecal samples were collected at four different stages of the production. All faecal samples were tested for hepatitis E virus by real-time RT-PCR. At least one sample from each farms of all age groups tested positive for HEV. The prevalence in the pig herds varied from 10% to 30% and the mean prevalence was 32% in weaners, 20% in growers, 32% in fatteners and 4% in adult dry sows. Phylogenetic analysis of the detected HEV sequences indicated that the circulating virus strains belong under the genotype 3.
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