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Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012

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Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Food Chain, United Kingdom, 2009–2010

Alessandra Berto, Francesca Martelli, Sylvia Grierson, and Malcolm BanksComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge, UK

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Table 2

Prevalence of PAdV, HEV, and HAdV in the pork food chain, 2009–2010*

Point in chain Sample type No. PAdV positive/ no. collected (%) No. HEV positive/ no. collected (%) No. HAdV positive/ no. collected
Slaughterhouse Feces 39/40 (98) 5/40 (13) NT
Liver 6/40 (15) 1/40 (3) NT
Surface swab 4/10 (40) 1/10 (10) 0/10
Processing plant Muscle 0/40 0/40 NT
Surface swab 0/10 1/10 (10) 0/10
Point of sale Sausage 0/63 6/63 (10) NT
Surface swab 1/8 (13) 2/8 (25) 0/8

*PAdV, porcine adenovirus; HEV, hepatitis E virus; HAdV, human adenovirus; NT, sample not taken.

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