Detection and genomic characterization of new avian-like hepatitis E virus in a sparrow in the United States

Chenghuai Yang, Leyi Wang, Huigang Shen, Ying Zheng, Phillip C. Gauger, Qi Chen, Jianqiang Zhang, Kyoung Jin Yoon, Karen M. Harmon, Rodger G. Main, Ganwu Li

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Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a nonenveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus that has been detected in a wide variety of animals. In 2017, an avian-like HEV was identified in sparrow feces sampled from around a pig farm in the midwestern United States. Sequence analysis revealed that the sparrow isolate represents a novel HEV that is distantly related to chicken and little egret HEVs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2861-2864
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Virology
Volume163
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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