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Detection of antibodies against hepatitis E virus in pet veterinarians and pet dogs in South Korea
- Lyoo, Kwang-Soo, Yang, Soo-Jin, Na, Woonsung, Song, Daesub
- Irish veterinary journal 2019 v.72 no.1 pp. 8
- Orthohepevirus A, risk, public health, seroprevalence, antibodies, dogs, viruses, pets, veterinarians, pathogens, South Korea
- Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a zoonotic pathogen commonly considered an important foodborne virus. Pet dogs are important reservoirs of zoonotic agents. In the present study, the seroprevalence of HEV in pet dogs and pet veterinarians were found to be 28.2 and 5.0%, respectively. It remains unclear whether pet veterinarians are at higher risk of HEV transmission. However, pet animals and individuals who have contact with infected animals must be continually monitored for public health concerns.