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Volume 18, Number 8—August 2012

Research

Hepatitis E Virus Genotype 3 in Wild Rats, United States

Justin B. LackComments to Author , Kylie Volk, and Ronald A. Van Den Bussche
Author affiliations: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

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Rattus spp. rats tested for hepatitis E virus RNA*

Location Species and sample size
R. norvegicus R. rattus No. positive
United States

Aleutian Islands, Alaska

18 7 6

San Francisco Bay Area, California

19 112 12

Gainesville, Florida

NA 21 4

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1 NA 1

Memphis, Tennessee

16 NA 6

San Angelo, Texas

2 11 2

Little Rock, Arkansas

2 6 0

San Diego, California

8 5 3

Panama City, Florida

NA 24 0

Key Largo, Florida

NA 5 0

Spencer, Indiana

NA 10 0

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

NA 12 0

Prentiss, Mississippi

NA 1 0

Bernalillo, New Mexico

2 NA 0

Union County, Pennsylvania

40 NA 1

Corvallis, Oregon

4 NA 0

Houston, Texas

NA 8 0

Austin, Texas

NA 14 0

Kerns, West Virginia

1 NA 0

Seattle, Washington

1 5 0
Vietnam NA 18 0
China NA 5 0
Honduras NA 2 0
Madagascar NA 5 0
Mexico 1 2 0
Nicaragua 1 11 0
Peru NA 16 0
Russia 30 NA 0

*NA, no samples were available.

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