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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

Research

Hepatitis E Virus in Rats, Los Angeles, California, USA

Robert H. Purcell, Ronald E. Engle, Michael P. Rood, Yamina Kabrane-Lazizi1, Hanh T. Nguyen, Sugantha Govindarajan, Marisa St. Claire2, and Suzanne U. EmersonComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Maryland, USA (R.H. Purcell, R.E. Engle, Y. Kabrane-Lazizi, H.T. Nguyen, S.U. Emerson); Department of Public Health Services, Los Angeles, California, USA (M.P. Rood); Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, Downey, California, USA (S. Govindarajan); Bioqual, Inc., Rockville, Maryland, USA (M. St. Claire)

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Figure 1

Relationship between prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis E virus (HEV) and weight of Rattus norvegicus rats trapped in Los Angeles, California, USA. Rats reach sexual maturity at a weight of ≈150–200 g. White bars indicate IgG, and black bars indicate IgM. Numbers at the top of each bar indicate sample size.

Figure 1. Relationship between prevalence of antibodies against hepatitis E virus (HEV) and weight of Rattus norvegicus rats trapped in Los Angeles, California, USA. Rats reach sexual maturity at a weight of ≈150–200 g. White bars indicate IgG, and black bars indicate IgM. Numbers at the top of each bar indicate sample size.

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1Current affiliation: Embassy of France, Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

2Current affiliation: National Institutes of Health, Frederick, Maryland, USA.

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