Role of wildlife and domestic pigs as reservoirs for hepatitis E virus (HEV): study of the infection in suids and cervids and of the susceptibility of pigs to HEV originating from wild boa

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Thiry, D.


The zoonotic transmission of hepatitis E virus (HEV) is of special concern, particularly in high income countries were waterborne infections are less frequent than in developing countries. High HEV seroprevalences can be found in European pig and wild boar populations. The aims of the first study of this thesis were to obtain prevalence data on HEV infection in swine in Belgium and to phylogenetically compare Belgian human HEV sequences with those obtained from swine. Sampling was carried out in the pig serum banks made by the regional animal health laboratories in Belgium between September…

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