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The Serological Surveillance of Hepatitis E virus among Hunters and Foresters in Eastern Poland

Published Online: 28 Jun 2017
Volume & Issue: Volume 66 (2017) - Issue 2 (June 2017)
Page range: 277 - 279
Received: 21 Jun 2016
Accepted: 12 Oct 2016
Journal Details
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2544-4646
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4 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The aim of the study was the analysis of the occurrence of specific antibodies against HEV among hunters and foresters who are at risk to be exposed. The study group consisted of 210 hunters (23–80 years old) and 60 foresters (22–64 years old). Anti-HEV IgG were present in 3.81% of the samples of the hunters and in 5% of the samples of the foresters. The statistical analysis shows no significant differences in the results anti-HEV IgG between the groups of hunters and foresters (p = 0.5278). Significantly higher anti-HEV IgG titers were found in the older age group (> 55 years old).

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