Detección molecular del virus de la hepatitis E en hígados de cerdo destinados al consumo humano en el estado de Nuevo León, México

Marco Antonio Cantú-Martínez, Artur Xavier Roig-Sagués, Sibilina Cedillo-Rosales, Diana Elisa Zamora-Ávila, Ramiro Ávalos-Ramírez

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Abstract

Objective. Molecular detection of HEV in pig livers destined for human consumption in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Materials and methods. 87 livers were collected from pigs slaughtered in TIF and 40 livers from butchers. A 212 pb fragment of HEV ORF2 gene was amplified by semi-nested RT-PCR. Results. 19.54% (17) of tif's and 22.5% (9) of buthcer's livers were positive for HEV. Sequencing of the amplified products showed a 94%-95% homology with the sequences reported for genotype 3. Conclusions. Our results indicate that HEV is circulating in swine herds in the state, constituting a probable source of contamination of pig meat products.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
JournalSalud Publica de Mexico
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2013

Keywords

  • Hepatitis E
  • HEV
  • Mexico
  • Pork livers

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