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Epidemiological study of hepatitis E virus infection in European wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Spain.
Vet Microbiol. 2008 May 25; 129(1-2):163-70.VM

Abstract

Evidence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in Spanish domestic pig has been reported and hence it was advisable to search for this zoonotic pathogen in wild boar populations. A total of 150 wild boar serum samples from eight geographic areas from South-Central Spain were used to investigate HEV infection in European wild boar (Sus scrofa) by means of serology and PCR and its distribution by age, region and management system. Anti-HEV IgG, IgM and IgA were determined by an in-house ELISA. The overall seroprevalence was 42.7% (range 30.63-55.65%) and 19.6% (range 13.53-27.40%) of the animals tested positive for HEV RNA. Wild boar sequences were clustered within the genotype 3. This is the first description of HEV infection in Spanish wild boar and the results obtained may suggest a possible role of wild boar as a HEV reservoir for both domestic animals and humans.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal, Esfera UAB, Edifici CReSA, Campus de Bellaterra, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain. Nilsa.dedeus@cresa.uab.esNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18082340

Citation

de Deus, Nilsa, et al. "Epidemiological Study of Hepatitis E Virus Infection in European Wild Boars (Sus Scrofa) in Spain." Veterinary Microbiology, vol. 129, no. 1-2, 2008, pp. 163-70.
de Deus N, Peralta B, Pina S, et al. Epidemiological study of hepatitis E virus infection in European wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Spain. Vet Microbiol. 2008;129(1-2):163-70.
de Deus, N., Peralta, B., Pina, S., Allepuz, A., Mateu, E., Vidal, D., Ruiz-Fons, F., Martín, M., Gortázar, C., & Segalés, J. (2008). Epidemiological study of hepatitis E virus infection in European wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Spain. Veterinary Microbiology, 129(1-2), 163-70.
de Deus N, et al. Epidemiological Study of Hepatitis E Virus Infection in European Wild Boars (Sus Scrofa) in Spain. Vet Microbiol. 2008 May 25;129(1-2):163-70. PubMed PMID: 18082340.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Epidemiological study of hepatitis E virus infection in European wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Spain. AU - de Deus,Nilsa, AU - Peralta,Bibiana, AU - Pina,Sonia, AU - Allepuz,Alberto, AU - Mateu,Enric, AU - Vidal,Dolors, AU - Ruiz-Fons,Francisco, AU - Martín,Marga, AU - Gortázar,Christian, AU - Segalés,Joaquim, Y1 - 2007/11/09/ PY - 2007/09/05/received PY - 2007/10/23/revised PY - 2007/11/02/accepted PY - 2007/12/18/pubmed PY - 2008/10/31/medline PY - 2007/12/18/entrez SP - 163 EP - 70 JF - Veterinary microbiology JO - Vet Microbiol VL - 129 IS - 1-2 N2 - Evidence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in Spanish domestic pig has been reported and hence it was advisable to search for this zoonotic pathogen in wild boar populations. A total of 150 wild boar serum samples from eight geographic areas from South-Central Spain were used to investigate HEV infection in European wild boar (Sus scrofa) by means of serology and PCR and its distribution by age, region and management system. Anti-HEV IgG, IgM and IgA were determined by an in-house ELISA. The overall seroprevalence was 42.7% (range 30.63-55.65%) and 19.6% (range 13.53-27.40%) of the animals tested positive for HEV RNA. Wild boar sequences were clustered within the genotype 3. This is the first description of HEV infection in Spanish wild boar and the results obtained may suggest a possible role of wild boar as a HEV reservoir for both domestic animals and humans. SN - 0378-1135 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18082340/Epidemiological_study_of_hepatitis_E_virus_infection_in_European_wild_boars__Sus_scrofa__in_Spain_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378-1135(07)00542-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -