Presence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) and markers for HEV infection in production swine, human patients with unexplained hepatitis, and veterinarians in Finland
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections are common in both humans and animals. HEV genotypes 1 and 2 (HEV-1 and HEV-2) only infect humans and are endemic to Asia, Africa, and Central America, where they cause large, usually waterborne hepatitis epidemics. HEV-3 and HEV-4 are zoonotic and in addition to humans, they also infect animals. Especially HEV-3 is common in swine globally. The porcine...
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Public examination: 28.4.2017