Molecular epidemiology and genotype-specific disease severity of hepatitis E virus infections in Germany, 2010-2019

Mathias Schemmerer, Jürgen J. Wenzel, Klaus Stark & Mirko Faber
Zoonotic hepatitis E virus (HEV) is endemic in Europe. Genotype 3 (HEV-3) is predominant but information on subtype distribution, trends and clinical implications in Germany is scarce. We analysed 936 HEV RNA positive samples of human origin and corresponding national surveillance data from 2010–2019. Samples were referred to the National Consultant Laboratory and sequenced in at least one of four genomic regions. Sequences were analysed using bioinformatics methods and compared to the latest HEV reference...

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  • 2022

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  • University Hospital Regensburg