High levels of Hepatitis E virus in wild boar hunted for domestic consumption in Central Italy

P De Santis, S Bilei, E Suffredini, S Di Pasquale, D De Medici, G La Rosa, G Micarelli

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Background:Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is an emerging problem in developed countries, the number of autochthonous cases in man having increased significantly over the last decade. The infection is acquired mostly through the consumption of raw or undercooked pork or game meat. Pigs, wild boar and deer are the main reservoirs for HEV. The aim of this study was to assess HEV prevalence and viral load in wild boar meat consumed by hunters and the local farming community of the Viterbo district (Central Italy).Methods:
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JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Issue numbersuppl_4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018

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