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Title: Detection and phylogenetic characterization of hepatitis e virus genotype 3 in a captive wild boar in Thailand
Authors: Anuwat Wiratsudakul
Ladawan Sariya
Phirom Prompiram
Siriporn Tantawet
Duangkhamol Suraruangchai
Poonyapat Sedwisai
Nareerat Sangkachai
Parut Suksai
Parntep Ratanakorn
Mahidol University
Chulalongkorn University
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Veterinary
Issue Date: 20-Sep-2012
Citation: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. Vol.43, No.3 (2012), 640-644
Abstract: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) was studied in different types of wild boar captive settings in Thailand, including a wildlife breeding research station, zoo, and commercial wild boar farm, which were located in different locations of Thailand. Fifty-one fecal samples were collected and screened for HEV RNA and then analyzed. One sample obtained from a wildlife breeding research station in Ratchaburi province was HEV positive. Phylogenetic characterization revealed that the virus was HEV genotype 3 and belongs to subgroup 3e, which is closely related to HEV recently isolated from domestic pigs and humans in the country. It was hypothesized that HEV is shared among wild boars, domestic pigs, and humans in Thailand. Copyright © 2012 by American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.
ISSN: 10427260
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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