Increasing Contact with Hepatitis E Virus in Red Deer, Spain
Published Date:Dec 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(12):1994-1996.
Hepatitis E Virus
Molecular Sequence Data
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Description: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.
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