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Serological and molecular evidence of hepatitis E virus in swine in Brazil

Serological and molecular evidence of hepatitis E virus in swine in Brazil

Veterinary Journal 182(3): 474-480

Active hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections in two Brazilian swine herds were investigated. In study 1, 26 piglets born to five anti-HEV positive sows were monitored from birth to post-partum week 22. Serum samples were screened for the detection of anti-HEV antibodies and a nested RT-PCR used to examine the HEV genome. Passive transfer of immunity was confirmed. At week 22, 23/26 (88.4%) of the piglets had seroconverted.

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PMID: 18805029

DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2008.08.001

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