Detection and molecular characterization of sporadic cases of acute human hepatitis E virus infection in Uruguay
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- Mirazo, S., Ramos, N., Russi, J.C. et al. Arch Virol (2011) 156: 1451. doi:10.1007/s00705-011-0991-2
In developing countries, hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is a public-health concern because it causes epidemics and waterborne outbreaks. In South America, few HEV strains have been characterized at the molecular level. We report the detection and molecular analysis of the first set of sporadic cases of autochthonous human genotype 3 HEV infection in Uruguay.