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Volume 23, Number 7—July 2017

Rabbit Hepatitis E Virus Infections in Humans, France

Florence AbravanelComments to Author , Sébastien Lhomme, Hicham El Costa, Betoul Schvartz, Jean-Marie Peron, Nassim Kamar, and Jacques Izopet
Author affiliations: Centre de Physiopathologie de Toulouse Purpan, Toulouse, France (F. Abravanel, S. Lhomme, H. El Costa, N. Kamar, J. Izopet); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse, Toulouse (F. Abravanel, S. Lhomme, J.-M. Peron, N. Kamar, J. Izopet); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Reims, Reims, France (B. Schvartz)

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Characteristics of 5 men infected with rabbit hepatitis E virus, France

Characteristic Patient
1 2 3 4 5
Age, y 52 38 64 50 62
Location Southern (urban) Northern (urban) Northern (rural) Southern (rural) Southern (rural)
Underlying disease or condition Alcoholic cirrhosis Kidney transplant Myeloma Lymphoma Heart transplant
Symptomatic acute hepatitis E Yes No No No No
Contact with wild animals No No No No No
Consumed rabbit No Yes Yes No No
Consumed pork Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Consumed shellfish No No Yes Yes Yes
Type of drinking water Tap Bottled Bottled Bottled Tap
Vegetable garden No No No Yes No

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