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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011


Close Similarity between Sequences of Hepatitis E Virus Recovered from Humans and Swine, France, 2008−2009

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  • Describe epidemiologic features of autochthonous hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections based on a French study

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Beverly D. Merritt, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Beverly D. Merritt has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Laurie Barclay, MD, freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC. Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Jérôme Bouquet; Sophie Tessé, MD; Aurélie Lunazzi; Nicolas Rose; Elisabeth Nicand, MD; and Nicole Pavio have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Marc Eloit has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for Sanofi-Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, LEB, Genevrien, Pierre Fabre, Solvat; owns stock, stock options, or bonds from Vivalis; employed by Pathoquest.


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