Hepatitis E virus infection in market weight pigs from slaughterhouses, United States

Harini Sooryanarain, Connie L. Heffron , Dolores E. Hill , Jorrell Fredericks, Benjamin Rosenthal, Stephen R. Werre , Tanja Opriessnig, Xiang- Jin Meng

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Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) RNA was detected in 6.3% and IgG anti-HEV in 40% of 5,033 market-weight pig serum samples collected from 25 slaughterhouses in 10 states. The prevalent HEV genotype is zoonotic genotype 3, group 2 (HEV-3abchij). Blood of HEV viremic pigs from slaughterhouses may contaminate pork supply chains.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
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Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2020

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