Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Liver Sausage, France

Berto, A.; Grierson, S.; Hakze-van der Honing, R.; Martelli, F.; Johne, R.; Reetz, J.; Ulrich, Rainer G. GND; Pavio, N.; van der Poel, W.H.M.; Banks, M.

We investigated viability of hepatitis E virus (HEV) identified in contaminated pork liver sausages obtained from France. HEV replication was demonstrated in 1 of 4 samples by using a 3-dimensional cell culture system. The risk for human infection with HEV by consumption of these sausages should be considered to be high

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Berto, A. / Grierson, S. / Hakze-van der Honing, R. / et al: Hepatitis E Virus in Pork Liver Sausage, France. 2013.

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