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20 September 2012 DETECTION AND PHYLOGENETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF HEPATITIS E VIRUS GENOTYPE 3 IN A CAPTIVE WILD BOAR IN THAILAND
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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.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Anuwat Wiratsudakul, Ladawan Sariya, Phirom Prompiram, Siriporn Tantawet, Duangkhamol Suraruangchai, Poonyapat Sedwisai, Nareerat Sangkachai, Parut Suksai, and Parntep Ratanakorn "DETECTION AND PHYLOGENETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF HEPATITIS E VIRUS GENOTYPE 3 IN A CAPTIVE WILD BOAR IN THAILAND," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 43(3), 640-644, (20 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.1638/2011-0217R1.1
Received: 8 October 2011; Published: 20 September 2012
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