Hepatitis E virus genotype 4 outbreak, Italy, 2011

Anna R. Garbuglia, Paola Scognamiglio, Nicola Petrosillo, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Pasquale Sordillo, Daniele Gentile, Patrizia La Scala, Enrico Girardi, Maria R. Capobianchi

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Abstract

During 2011, 5 persons in the area of Lazio, Italy were infected with a monophyletic strain of hepatitis E virus that showed high sequence homology with isolates from swine in China. Detection of this genotype in Italy parallels findings in other countries in Europe, signaling the possible spread of strains new to Western countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-114
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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