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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011


Close Similarity between Sequences of Hepatitis E Virus Recovered from Humans and Swine, France, 2008−2009

Jérôme Bouquet, Sophie Tessé, Aurélie Lunazzi, Marc Eloit, Nicolas Rose, Elisabeth Nicand, and Nicole PavioComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Anses, Laboratoire de Santé Animale, Maisons-Alfort, France (J. Bouquet, A. Lunazzi, N. Pavio); Hôpital des Armées Val de Grâce, Paris, France (S. Tessé, E. Nicand); Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, Maisons-Alfort (M. Eloit); Anses, Laboratoire de Ploufragan-Plouzané, Ploufragan, France (N. Rose)

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Table 1

Proportions of subtypes of HEV strains identified in 106 humans and 43 swine, France, May 2008–November 2009*

Sequences No. (%) isolates
Total no.
Subtype 3c Subtype 3e Subtype 3f Undefined subtype
Human HEV 16 (15.1) 5 (4.7) 77 (72.6) 8 (7.6) 106
Swine HEV 4 (9.3) 2 (4.7) 33 (76.7) 4 (9.3) 43
Total HEV 20 (13.4) 7 (4.7) 110 (73.8) 12 (8.1) 149

*HEV, hepatitis E virus.

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