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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011

CME ACTIVITY - Research

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 2

Percentage nucleotide similarities of 204 to 306 HEV nucleotide sequences from 106 humans and 43 swine, France, May 2008–November 2009

Sequences Minimum Average Median Maximum
Human HEV
67.8
85.2
87.7
100
Swine HEV
Same farm 99.0 99.7 99.7 100
Different farms
71.7
86.1
88.2
99.6
Human and swine HEV 68.4 85.4 87.6 99.3

*HEV, hepatitis E virus.

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