2019 ; Vol.29-12: 2022~2025
|Author||Hyeng-Jeong Go, Byung-Joo Park, Hee-Seop Ahn, Eu-Lim Lyoo, Dong-Hwi Kim, Joong-Bok Lee, Seung-Yong Park, Chang-Seon Song, Sang-Won Lee, In-Soo Choi|
|Place of duty||Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul 05029, Republic of Korea|
|Title||Identification of Hepatitis E Virus in Bovine and Porcine Raw Livers|
J. Microbiol. Biotechnol.2019 ;
|Abstract||Several animal species including pigs are directly involved in the zoonotic transmission of the
hepatitis E virus (HEV) to humans. This study was conducted to detect HEV in bovine and
porcine raw livers by nested reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Zoonotic HEV
strains were identified in 1.0 and 3.0% of the tested bovine and porcine livers, respectively.
HEV-4 was detected in the bovine livers, but both HEV-3 and HEV-4 were identified in the
porcine livers. These results indicate that zoonotic transmission of HEV may occur via
consumption of raw or undercooked livers of pigs and cattle.|
|Key_word||HEV-3, HEV-4, pig, cattle, liver|
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