Hepatitis E virus and porcine-derived heparin

Claire Crossan, Linda Scobie, Jon Godwin, Jeremy G. Hunter, T. Hawkes, Harry Dalton

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Abstract

Cases of sporadic, locally acquired hepatitis E have been increasingly identified in industrialized countries over the last few years (1). In this setting, hepatitis E is thought to be a zoonotic infection, with pigs as the primary host. Consumption of uncooked or lightly cooked pork meat products is thought to be a key route of infection, but other routes of transmission have been documented (2).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)686-688
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • hepatits E
  • heparin
  • virus transmission
  • HEV

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