Hepatitis E virus infection in dromedaries, North and East Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan, 1983–2015
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Rasche, A., Saqib, M., Liljander, A.M., Bornstein, S., Zohaib, A., Renneker, S., Steinhagen, K., Wernery, R., Younan, M., Gluecks, I., Hilali, M., Musa, B.E., Jores, J., Wernery, U., Drexer, J.F., Drosten, C. and Corman, V.M. 2016. Hepatitis E virus infection in dromedaries, North and East Africa, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan, 1983–2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases 22(7).
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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.