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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 3

Markers in the 4 Wantai antibody-seronegative plasma samples from pigs with concordant HEV RNA in plasma and cecal fluid samples, United Kingdom*

Cecal Ct Viremia, IU/mL‡ Serologic results for HEV antibody
Wantai BR‡ IgG BR IgM, AU/mL
37.49 BLQ 0.02 0.4 3.40
39.73 BLQ 0.02 0.7 2.20
39.62 69 0.22 0.4 1.50
39.66 45 0.35 1.2 0.80

*AU, absorbance units; BLQ, below the level of quantification; BR, binding ratio test/cutoff; Ct, cycle threshold; HEV, hepatitis E virus.
†Ct for amplification trace.
‡Interpolated IU/mL.

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