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Sero-molecular epidemiology of hepatitis E virus in pigs and human contacts in Ghana

Published inOne Health Outlook, vol. 3, no. 1, 13
Publication date2021
Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is among the leading causes of viral hepatitis in most developing countries. Zoonotic acquisition of HEV genotype 3 from swine has come into focus more recently. Available studies on HEV in Ghana and other countries in the region do not provide enough information towards understanding the epidemiology of HEV in human and animal populations. Towards this end, we conducted a comparative cross-sectional study to determine the seroprevalence and risk factors associated with HEV exposure, both in swine and humans working on pig farms in typical local settings. The presence of viral RNA in human and swine samples was also evaluated, along with classification of viral sequences from HEV-positive samples.

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YEBOAH, Richmond et al. Sero-molecular epidemiology of hepatitis E virus in pigs and human contacts in Ghana. In: One Health Outlook, 2021, vol. 3, n° 1, p. 13. doi: 10.1186/s42522-021-00043-w
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