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Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Dromedaries, North and East Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan, 1983-2015.

Related Articles Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Dromedaries, North and East Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan, 1983-2015. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 07;22(7):1249-52 Authors: Rasche A, Saqib M, Liljander AM, Bornstein S, Zohaib A, Renneker S, Steinhagen K, Wernery R, Younan M, Gluecks I, Hilali M, Musa BE, Jores J, Wernery U, Drexler JF, Drosten C, Corman VM Abstract A new hepatitis E virus (HEV-7) was recently found in dromedaries and 1 human from the United Arab Emirates. We screened 2,438 dromedary samples from Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and 4 African countries. HEV-7 is long established, diversified and geographically widespread. Dromedaries may constitute a neglected source of zoonotic HEV infections. PMID: 27315454 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Six countries studied for hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection in dromedary camels, 1983–2015. Number of tested and number of HEV-7 RNA-positive samples or Ab-positive samples are given next to the study sites: Egypt, Sudan (today separated into Sudan and South Sudan), Kenya, Somalia, UAE, and Pakistan. Countries with both HEV-7 RNA and Ab detection are in yellow; countries with only Ab detection are in orange. Ab, antibody; UAE, United Arab Emirates; Map was created by using Quantum GIS (http://qgis.osgeo.org) and data from http://www.naturalearthdata.com.

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