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Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012

Dispatch

Hepatitis E Virus Outbreak in Monkey Facility, Japan

Hiroshi Yamamoto, Juri Suzuki, Atsushi Matsuda, Takafumi Ishida, Yasushi Ami, Yuriko Suzaki, Isao Adachi, Takaji Wakita, Naokazu Takeda, and Tian-Cheng LiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan (H. Yamamoto, I. Adachi); Kyoto University, Aichi, Japan (J. Suzuki); University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (A. Matsuda, T. Ishida); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo (Y. Ami, Y. Suzaki, T. Wakita, T.-C. Li); Osaka University, Osaka, Japan (N. Takeda)

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Table 1

Prevalence of IgG and IgM against hepatitis E virus in monkeys at monkey facility, Japan, 2004–2009

Year No. positive/no. tested (%)
IgG IgM
2004 0/110 0/110
2005 24/120 (20.0) 3/120 (2.5)
2006 96/121 (78.5) 8/121 (6.6)
2007 73/96 (76.0) 1/96 (1.1)
2008 47/90 (52.2) 0/90
2009 18/51 (35.3) 0/51

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