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Volume 23, Number 1—January 2017

Hepatitis E Virus in Wild Boars and Spillover Infection in Red and Roe Deer, Germany, 2013–2015

Helena E. Anheyer-Behmenburg, Kathrin Szabo, Ulrich Schotte, Alfred Binder, Günter Klein, and Reimar JohneComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation, Hannover, Germany (H.E. Anheyer-Behmenburg, K. Szabo, G. Klein); Central Institute of the Bundeswehr Medical Service, Kiel, Germany (H.E. Anheyer-Behmenburg); German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany (K. Szabo, U. Schotte, A. Binder, R. Johne)

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Table 1

Detection of HEV-RNA and HEV-specific antibodies in wild boars and 3 deer species during 2 hunting seasons in a hunting area in Germany, 2013–2015*

Animal species HEV-RNA determined by real time RT-PCR, no. positive/no. tested (%) HEV-specific antibodies determined by ELISA, no. positive/no. tested (%)
Season A, 2013–2014,
Wild boars 6/95 (6.31) 13/48 (27.08)
Roe deer 2/17 (11.76) 0/8
Red deer 0/25 0/21
Fallow deer 0/2 0/2
8/139 (5.76)
13/79 (16.46)
Season B, 2014–2015
Wild boars 33/137 (24.09) 68/132 (51.52)
Roe deer 3/61 (4.92) 0/51
Red deer 2/58 (3.45) 0/57
Fallow deer 0/20 0/20
38/276 (13.77)
68/260 (26.15)
Total, 2013–2015 46/415 (11.08) 81/339 (23.89)

*HEV, hepatitis E virus; RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR.

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