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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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Table 5

Results of testing for transmission of rat HEV to rhesus monkeys, Los Angeles, California, USA*

Inoculum ID50 No. injected No. with HEV RNA or antibodies against HEV
Rat B182 103.5 2 0
Rat B350 105.2 2 0

*HEV, hepatitis E virus. The 50% infectious dose (ID50) was administered intravenously.
†In liver homogenate and titered in rats.

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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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