Archives of Virology

, Volume 156, Issue 8, pp 1451–1454

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

  • Santiago Mirazo
  • Natalia Ramos
  • José C. Russi
  • Gustavo Gagliano
  • Juan Arbiza
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00705-011-0991-2

Cite this article as:
Mirazo, S., Ramos, N., Russi, J.C. et al. Arch Virol (2011) 156: 1451. doi:10.1007/s00705-011-0991-2

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.

Keywords

Hepatitis Esporadic casesGenotype 3Uruguay

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santiago Mirazo
    • 1
  • Natalia Ramos
    • 1
  • José C. Russi
    • 2
  • Gustavo Gagliano
    • 3
  • Juan Arbiza
    • 1
  1. 1.Sección Virología, Facultad de CienciasUniversidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay
  2. 2.British HospitalMontevideoUruguay
  3. 3.Departamento de Vigilancia en SaludMinisterio de Salud PúblicaMontevideoUruguay