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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 2

Nucleotide sequence identities of a 765-bp capsid gene sequence among HEV strains from rabbits in China and the United States and other HEV strains*

Virus isolate HEV strains, % identity
China Genotype 1 Genotype 2 Genotype 3 Genotype 4 Avian
USRab-14 87.2–89.0 78.3–79.3 74.8 80.1–82.3 78.9–81.0 34.9–35.9
China GDC9/GDC46 NA 77.2–78.6 74.5–75.5 78.7–83.1 78.0–82.0 35.3–36.0

*HEV, hepatitis E virus; NA, not applicable.

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