Thursday, 21 November 2013

HEV in highly exposed persons such as... veterinarians.

We always did say privately that we were British veterinarian's best friend!

Under respected, defamed, abused, stalked, harassed, threatened, ill-treated, but we were always with that burning desire to keep Britain's vetocracy alive, healthy and out of gaol long enough to apologise for their crimes against humanity and to begin the process of veterinary reform.

Regular readers will spot the reference to HEV and realise the alarming implications.

At the last count there were 23 references to the dangers of Hepatitis E on this blog, not least to veterinarians.

The full abstract is here As always read the whole.

Vet Microbiol. 2013 Oct 26. pii: S0378-1135(13)00491-4. doi:
10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.10.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Detection and characterization of potentially zoonotic viruses in faeces of pigs at slaughter in Germany.

Machnowska P, Ellerbroek L, Johne R.
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Department of Biological Safety, 12277 Berlin, Germany.


Pigs can harbour a variety of viruses in their gastrointestinal tract. Some of them are closely related to human viruses and are therefore suspected to have a zoonotic potential. Only little is known about the presence of those viruses in pigs at slaughter...

 ...However, the GARV and HEV strains were more closely related to human strains.

The results indicate that enteric viruses, some of them with zoonotic potential, are present in pig faeces at slaughter. Application of good hygiene practice is necessary to minimize the risk of introducing these viruses into the food and to prevent virus transmission to highly exposed persons such as slaughterers and veterinarians.

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