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Volume 22, Number 7—July 2016

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Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Dromedaries, North and East Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan, 1983–2015

Andrea Rasche, Muhammad Saqib, Anne M. Liljander, Set Bornstein, Ali Zohaib, Stefanie Renneker, Katja Steinhagen, Renate Wernery, Mario Younan, Ilona Gluecks, Mosaad Hilali, Bakri E. Musa, Joerg Jores, Ulrich Wernery, Jan Felix Drexler, Christian DrostenComments to Author , and Victor Max Corman
Author affiliations: University of Bonn Medical Centre, Bonn, Germany (A. Rasche, J.F. Drexler, C. Drosten, V.M. Corman); University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan (M. Saqib, A. Zohaib); International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya (A.M. Liljander, J. Jores); National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden (S. Bornstein); EUROIMMUN AG, Lübeck, Germany (S. Renneker, K. Steinhagen); Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (R. Wernery, U. Wernery); Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Germany, Nairobi (M. Younan, I. Gluecks); Cairo University, Giza, Egypt (M. Hilali); Ministry of Science and Communication, Khartoum, Sudan (B.E. Musa); University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland (J. Jores); German Centre for Infection Research, Bonn (J.F. Drexler, C. Drosten, V.M. Corman)

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Table

Sample characteristics and detection rates of orthohepevirus Agenotype 7 in 6 countries, 1983–2015

Country Time period No. positive/no. tested (% positive)
Virus RNA
Antibodies
Serum Feces
Sudan 1983 0/60 15/35(42.9)
Somalia 1983–1984 1/105 (0.9) 14/35 (40.0)
Egypt 1997 0/50 22/35 (62.9)
Kenya 1992–2015 2/889 (0.2) 11/35 (31.4)
United Arab Emirates 2013 1/500 (0.2) 5/267 (1.9) 13/35 (37.1)
Pakistan
2012–2015
8/567 (1.4)

21/35 (60.0)
Total 12/2,171 (0.5) 5/267 (1.9) 96/210 (45.7)

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