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Volume 21, Number 7—July 2015

Wildlife Reservoir for Hepatitis E Virus, Southwestern France

Sebastien Lhomme, Sokunthea Top, Stephane Bertagnoli, Martine Dubois, Jean-Luc Guerin, and Jacques IzopetComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Toulouse, France (S. Lhomme, S. Top, M. Dubois, J. Izopet); Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (S. Lhomme, S. Top, M. Dubois, J. Izopet); Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Purpan, Toulouse (S. Lhomme, M. Dubois, J. Izopet); Institut National Polytechnique, Toulouse (S. Bertagnoli, J.-L. Guerin); Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Toulouse (S. Bertagnoli, J.-L. Guerin)

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Hepatitis E virus RNA among wildlife, southwestern France*

Source, dates collected No. tested No. (%) HEV RNA positive Virus concentration, median log copies/g (range)
Wild boars, 2010–2011
Liver 86 5 (5.8) 2.80 (1.57–8.05)
Deer liver, 2010–2011
2 (3.2)
2.78 (1.11–3.07)
Wild rabbits, 2013–2014
Liver 20 1 (5.0) 8.70
Coypu liver, 2011 78 0 NA

*NA, not applicable.

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