First Report of Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Sika Deer in China

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Zhang, Xiao-Xuan ; Qin, Si-Yuan ; Zhang, Yuan ; Meng, Qing-Feng ; Jiang, Jing ; Yang, Gui-Lian ; Zhao, Quan ; Zhu, Xing-Quan (2015)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: BioMed Research International, volume 2,015 (issn: 2314-6133, eissn: 2314-6141)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4407398, doi: 10.1155/2015/502846
  • Subject: R | Research Article | Medicine | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: viruses | virus diseases | parasitic diseases | digestive system diseases

Hepatitis E virus (HEV), a single stranded RNA, nonenveloped virus, belongs to the genus Hepevirus, in the family of Hepeviridae. In this study, 46 (5.43%) out of the 847 serum samples from sika deer (Cervus nippon) were detected as seropositive with hepatitis E virus (... View more
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