Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

Hepatitis E is an acute icteric hepatitis caused by hepatitis E virus (HEV). HEV is transmitted by water supplies in developing countries. Recently, HEV contamination in consumption water was also observed in a developed country (France). HEV is detected in pigs and several other animal species (e.g. wild boars and deer) and it is strongly suspected to be zoonotic, HEV has also been detected in the pork production chain: in a study conducted in a grocery in the USA 11% of livers tested were HEV positive and similar data have been observed in Europe also.

Book Title

51st International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

150

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-603

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Hepatitis E is an acute icteric hepatitis caused by hepatitis E virus (HEV). HEV is transmitted by water supplies in developing countries. Recently, HEV contamination in consumption water was also observed in a developed country (France). HEV is detected in pigs and several other animal species (e.g. wild boars and deer) and it is strongly suspected to be zoonotic, HEV has also been detected in the pork production chain: in a study conducted in a grocery in the USA 11% of livers tested were HEV positive and similar data have been observed in Europe also.