Molecular detection of hepatitis e virus in rivers in the Philippines

Tian Cheng Li, Tingting Yang, Tomoyuki Shiota, Sayaka Yoshizaki, Hiromu Yoshida, Mariko Saito, Toshifumi Imagawa, Fidelino F. Malbas, Socorro P. Lupisan, Hitoshi Oshitani, Takaji Wakita, Koji Ishii

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To understand the hepatitis E virus (HEV)-pollution status in the environment in the Philippines, a total of 12 water samples were collected from rivers in Manila City for detection of HEV RNA. Three of 12 samples were positive for HEV RNA indicating that HEV is circulating in the Philippines. Phylogenetic analysis classified all of the HEV sequences into genotype 3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-766
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr


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