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Hepatitis E viruses (HEV) in raw pig liver - monitoring.

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Final report of the priority action A-805-22

The aim of the focal action was to survey the current prevalence of hepatitis E viruses in raw pork liver from Austrian retail outlets.

Seventy-eight samples from all over Austria were examined.

  • Hepatitis E viruses were detected in three samples (3.8%)

Although viral RNA was detected in three samples, the risk for consumers to become infected with hepatitis E from pork liver of Austrian production remains low.

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Last updated: 18.07.2022

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