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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011

Hepatitis E Virus Antibodies in Blood Donors, France

Jean-Michel Mansuy, Richard Bendall, Florence Legrand-Abravanel, Karine Sauné, Marcel Miédouge, Vic Ellis, Henri Rech, François Destruel, Nassim Kamar, Harry R. Dalton, and Jacques IzopetComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Hôpital Purpan, Toulouse, France (J.-M. Mansuy, F. Legrand-Abravanel, K. Sauné, M. Miédouge, J. Izopet); Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Truro, UK (R. Bendall, V. Ellis, H.R. Dalton); Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Toulouse (F. Legrand-Abravanel, K. Sauné, N. Kamar, J. Izopet); Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (K. Sauné, N. Kamar, J. Izopet); Etablissement Français du Sang Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Toulouse (H. Rech, F. Destruel); Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Truro (H.R. Dalton); Hôpital Rangueil, Toulouse (N. Kamar)

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Table 2

Detection and quantification by real-time PCR of HEV RNA in pig-liver sausages purchased from markets in the Midi-Pyrénées region, France, 2003–2004*

Sample Market HEV RNA HEV RNA concentration† Genotype
1 A1 Negative
2 A2 Negative
3 A3 Negative
4 A4 Positive 4,100 NA
5 A5 Positive 175 NA
6 A6 Positive 240 NA
7 A7 Negative
8 B Positive 100 NA
9 C Negative
10 D Positive 8,200 NA
11 E Negative
12 F Positive 668,520 3
13 G Negative
14 H Negative
15 I Positive 120 NA
16 J Negative
17 K Negative
18 L Positive 48,550 NA

*A1–A7 indicate different shops in the same market. HEV, hepatitis E virus; NA, no PCR amplification with primers used for genotyping.

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