publication . Article . 2008

An epidemiological survey of hepatitis E virus in Shika deer, Cervus nippon, in Nara Park, Japan

萩原, 克郎; 辻, 正義; 川渕, 貴子; 鳥居, 春己; 小林, 朋子; 浅川, 満彦; 石原, 智明;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2008 Journal: 日本野生動物医学会誌 = Japanese journal of zoo and wildlife medicine, volume 13, issue 1, pages 35-37 (issn: 1342-6133, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 日本野生動物医学会
Abstract
Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) infections have been reported in deer as well as in domestic animals; however, the precise epidemiological information regarding HEV infections in the Shika Deer in Nara Park in Japan remains to be investigated. In this study, we examined the anti-HEV antibodies and HEV-RNA in sera from 173 of female sika deer in the park. The reactivity to HEV antigen in the serum samples were low levels. The detection of HEV-RNA in sera from the deer revealed no positive samples by RT-PCR analysis. In conclusion, we could not able to identify the HEV antibody and HEV-RNA positive individual in the sika deer which inhabited Nara Park. Therefore, 1h possi...
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Medical Subject Headings: virus diseasesvirusesdigestive system diseasesparasitic diseasesanimal diseases
free text keywords: Cervus nippon, Hepatitis E virus, Nara Park
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