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Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012

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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 2

Prevalence of IgM against hepatitis E virus in serum samples from animal handlers at monkey facility, Japan, 2007–2009*

Year No. positive/no. tested (%)
2007 2/29 (6.9)
2008 3/31 (9.7)
2009 4/34 (11.8)

*All samples were negative for IgG against hepatitis E virus and for virus RNA.

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