Hepatitis E Virus in Farmed Rabbits, Wild Rabbits and Petting Farm Rabbits in the Netherlands

Sara A. Burt*, Jorg Veltman, Renate Hakze-van der Honing, Heike Schmitt, Wim H.M. van der Poel

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Abstract

Rabbits have been suggested as a zoonotic source of Hepatitis E virus. Phylogenetic analysis of HEV isolates from farmed, wild and pet rabbits in the Netherlands (23, 0, and 60 % respectively) showed them to be grouped amongst published rabbit HEV sequences and distinct from most human isolates. Dutch rabbits are unlikely to be a zoonotic source.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-229
JournalFood and Environmental Virology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Hepatitis E
  • HEV
  • Rabbits
  • Zoonosis

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Burt, Sara A. ; Veltman, Jorg ; Hakze-van der Honing, Renate ; Schmitt, Heike ; van der Poel, Wim H.M. / Hepatitis E Virus in Farmed Rabbits, Wild Rabbits and Petting Farm Rabbits in the Netherlands. In: Food and Environmental Virology. 2016 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 227-229.
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In: Food and Environmental Virology, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2016, p. 227-229.

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