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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011

Dispatch

Hepatitis E Virus in Rabbits, Virginia, USA

Caitlin M. Cossaboom, Laura Córdoba, Barbara A. Dryman, and Xiang-Jin MengComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

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Table 1

HEV in rabbits from 2 farms in Virginia, USA*

Farm No. rabbits tested Mean age, mo No. (%) positive for antibodies against HEV No. (%) positive for HEV RNA
No. (%) exposed to HEV
Serum Feces
A 25 7.0 13 (52.0) 12 (48.0) 10 (40.0) 20 (80.0)
B 60 10.8 18 (30.0) 2 (3.3) 3 (5.0) 22 (36.7)
Total 85 9.7 31 (36.5) 14 (16.5) 13 (15.3) 42 (49.4)

*HEV, hepatitis E virus.

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