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Publikationstyp: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Dokumenttyp: Übersichtsarbeit

Jahr: 2014

AutorInnen: Johne, R; Dremsek, P; Reetz, J; Heckel, G; Hess, M; Ulrich, RG

Titel: Hepeviridae: an expanding family of vertebrate viruses.

Quelle: Infect Genet Evol. 2014; 27:212-229



Autor/innen der Vetmeduni Vienna:

Hess Michael

Beteiligte Vetmed-Organisationseinheiten
Universitätsklinik für Geflügel und Fische, Klinische Abteilung für Geflügelmedizin


Abstract:
The hepatitis E virus (HEV) was first identified in 1990, although hepatitis E-like diseases in humans have been recorded for a long time dating back to the 18th century. The HEV genotypes 1-4 have been subsequently detected in human hepatitis E cases with different geographical distribution and different modes of transmission. Genotypes 3 and 4 have been identified in parallel in pigs, wild boars and other animal species and their zoonotic potential has been confirmed. Until 2010, these genotypes along with avian HEV strains infecting chicken were the only known representatives of the family Hepeviridae. Thereafter, additional HEV-related viruses have been detected in wild boars, distinct HEV-like viruses were identified in rats, rabbit, ferret, mink, fox, bats and moose, and a distantly related agent was described from closely related salmonid fish. This review summarizes the characteristics of the so far known HEV-like viruses, their phylogenetic relationship, host association and proposed involvement in diseases. Based on the reviewed knowledge, a suggestion for a new taxonomic grouping scheme of the viruses within the family Hepeviridae is presented.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Genome, Viral
Hepatitis E/transmission
Hepatitis E/virology*
Hepatitis E virus/classification*
Hepatitis E virus/genetics*
Host-Pathogen Interactions
Humans
Vertebrates
Zoonoses/transmission
Zoonoses/virology*


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