Possible Zoonotic Transmission of Hepatitis E from Pet Pig to Its Owner
Published Date:Jul 2007
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 13(7):1094-1096.
Hepatitis E Virus
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Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description:Hepatitis E is transmitted mainly by water or food, but in industrialized countries, all routes of transmission have not been identified. We describe possible zoonotic transmission of hepatitis E virus that involved direct contact between a pet pig and its owner.
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