Presence of enteric hepatitis viruses in the sewage and population of Greater Cairo
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In Egypt, the disease burden of viral hepatitis is one of the heaviest worldwide. We conducted a survey of hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis E virus (HEV) in patients and sewage in Cairo. Our data showed that HAV (genotype IB) was predominant over HEV (genotype 3) and was circulating in the population and the environment. © 2011 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
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