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Detection and characterisation of hepatitis E virus in naturally infected swine in Croatia


Lipej, Zoran; Novosel, Dinko; Vojta, Lea; Roić, Besi; Šimpraga, Miljenko; Vojta, Aleksandar
Detection and characterisation of hepatitis E virus in naturally infected swine in Croatia // Acta veterinaria Hungarica, 61 (2013), 4; 517-528 doi:10.1556/AVet.2013.031 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Detection and characterisation of hepatitis E virus in naturally infected swine in Croatia

Autori
Lipej, Zoran ; Novosel, Dinko ; Vojta, Lea ; Roić, Besi ; Šimpraga, Miljenko ; Vojta, Aleksandar

Izvornik
Acta veterinaria Hungarica (0236-6290) 61 (2013), 4; 517-528

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Hepatitis E; swine; hystopathology; immunohistochemistry; serology; PCR

Sažetak
Hepatitis E is a viral zoonotic disease infecting swine worldwide. Since pigs represent a likely animal reservoir for the hepatitis E virus, the epidemiology of naturally occurring hepatitis E was investigated in Croatian swine herds. Nearly all tested animals were seropositive for antibodies against the hepatitis E virus (55/60, 91.7%). Active infection was detected in all age groups by RT-PCR of viral RNA in serum (8/60, 13.3%) and bile samples (3/37, 8.1%), which was further confirmed by histopathological findings of characteristic lesions in the livers of the infected animals. Three new strains of hepatitis E virus were isolated from Croatian pig herds. Phylogenetic analysis using median-joining networks clustered those Croatian strains with isolates from various parts of the world, indicating their likely origin in international trade. Similarity to human isolates implies a zoonotic potential of Croatian strains, which raises a public health concern, especially in the light of the high prevalence of hepatitis E in the herds studied.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Veterinarska medicina



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
048-0481153-1133 - ISTRAŽIVANJE BOLESTI SVINJA UZROKOVANIH SVINJSKIM CIRKOVIRUSOM TIP 2 (Zoran Lipej, )

Ustanove
Hrvatski veterinarski institut, Zagreb,
Veterinarski fakultet, Zagreb,
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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