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Volume 18, Number 5—May 2012

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Hepatitis E Virus Infection among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients, the Netherlands

Suzan D. Pas, Rob A. de Man, Claudia Mulders, Aggie H.M.M. Balk, Peter T.W. van Hal, Willem Weimar, Marion P.G. Koopmans, Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus, and Annemiek A. van der EijkComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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Phylogenetic tree of hepatitis E virus (HEV) open reading frame (ORF) 1 sequences, including HEV infections, the Netherlands, 2000–2011. Phylogenetic relation of a 306-bp ORF1 region was calculated by using maximum-likelihood, Kimura 2-parameter analysis with bootstrapping (n = 1,000). HEV sequences originating in the Netherlands are indicated as NL with year of isolation and isolate number (GenBank accession nos. JQ015399–JQ015448). Boldface indicates virus strains of chronic HEV-infected solid

Figure. . Phylogenetic tree of hepatitis E virus (HEV) open reading frame (ORF) 1 sequences, including HEV infections, the Netherlands, 2000–2011. Phylogenetic relation of a 306-bp ORF1 region was calculated by using maximum-likelihood, Kimura 2-parameter analysis with bootstrapping (n = 1,000). HEV sequences originating in the Netherlands are indicated as NL with year of isolation and isolate number (GenBank accession nos. JQ015399–JQ015448). Boldface indicates virus strains of chronic HEV-infected solid organ transplant recipients identified in this study. Scale bar indicates number of nucleotide substitutions per site. HTX, heart transplant; NTX, kidney transplant; LTX, liver transplant; lungTX, lung transplant.

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