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Volume 9, Number 4—April 2003

Research

Hepatitis E Virus Epidemiology in Industrialized Countries

Pilar Clemente-Casares*, Sonia Pina*, Maria Buti†, Rosend Jardi†, Margarita Martín‡, Sílvia Bofill-Mas*, and Rosina Girones*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; †Hospital General Universitario Valle Hebron, Barcelona, Spain; ‡Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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Table 2

Summary of results of HEV and HAV found in urban sewage samplesa

Site Period of sampling Positive HEV samples/total analyzed Positive HAV samples/total analyzed
Barcelona, Spain
October–November 1994
0/2
1/2

May–June 1995
0/2
1/2

February–April 1996
1/2
1/2

September–October 1997
0/3
2/3

January 1998
0/1
1/1

March–April 1999
1/2
2/2

June–December 2000
2/15
13/15

January 2001–January 2002
16/19
NT
Total (for Barcelona)

20/46 (43.5%)b
21/27 (77.8%)b
Nancy, France
March 1998
1/4
3/4
Umeå, Sweden
September–October 1997
0/4
1/4
Patras, Greece
June–July 1999
0/5
1/4
Washington, D.C., United States December 1999 1/5 5/5

aHEV, Hepatitis E virus; HAV, Hepatitis A virus; NT, not tested.
b% of positive samples.

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