, Volume 156, Issue 8, pp 1451-1454
Date: 05 Apr 2011

Detection and molecular characterization of sporadic cases of acute human hepatitis E virus infection in Uruguay

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Abstract

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.

The nucleotide sequence data reported in this paper have been submitted to GenBank and have been assigned the accession numbers HM775425, HM775426, HM775427, HM775428, HM775429, HQ724531, HQ702553, HQ724532 and HQ702554.