Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Dromedaries, North and East Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan, 1983-2015.

Citation:
Rasche, A., M. Saqib, A. M. Liljander, S. Bornstein, A. Zohaib, S. Renneker, K. Steinhagen, R. Wernery, M. Younan, I. Gluecks, et al., "Hepatitis E Virus Infection in Dromedaries, North and East Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan, 1983-2015.", Emerging infectious diseases, vol. 22, issue 7, pp. 1249-52, 2016 Jul.

Abstract:

A new hepatitis E virus (HEV-7) was recently found in dromedaries and 1 human from the United Arab Emirates. We screened 2,438 dromedary samples from Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and 4 African countries. HEV-7 is long established, diversified and geographically widespread. Dromedaries may constitute a neglected source of zoonotic HEV infections.