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Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015

Prevalence of Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Pigs at the Time of Slaughter, United Kingdom, 2013

Sylvia Grierson, Judith Heaney, Tanya Cheney, Dilys Morgan, Stephen Wyllie, Laura Powell, Donald Smith, Samreen Ijaz, Falko Steinbach, Bhudipa Choudhury, and Richard S. TedderComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Animal and Plant Health Agency, Addlestone, United Kingdom (S. Grierson, T. Cheney, S. Wyllie, L. Powell, F. Steinbach, B. Choudhury); Public Health England, London, United Kingdom (J. Heaney, D. Morgan, S. Ijaz, R.S. Tedder); University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (D. Smith); University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom (F. Steinbach); University College London, London (R. S. Tedder)

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Table 2

Serologic status of 129 pigs in whom HEV RNA was detected in plasma, cecal fluid, or both, United Kingdom*

RNA-positive analyte No. pigs Pig serostatus†
No. positive (no. IgM positive) No. negative
Plasma only 22 19 (8) 3
Plasma and cecal fluid 14 10 (8) 4
Cecal fluid only 93 88 (40) 5
Total 129 117 (56) 12

*HEV, hepatitis E virus.
†Defined by Wantai test for antibodies against HEV.

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