Increasing Contact with hepatitis E virus in red deer, Spain

Mariana Boadella, Maribel Casas, Marga Martín, Joaquín Vicente, Joaquim Segalés, José de la Fuente, Christian Gortázar

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Abstract

To describe the epidemiology of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in red deer in mainland Spain, we tested red deer for HEV RNA and antibodies. Overall, 10.4% and 13.6% of serum samples were positive by ELISA and reverse transcription- PCR, respectively. The increasing prevalence suggests a potential risk for humans.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1994-1996
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

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