Frequency of hepatitis E and Hepatitis A virus in water sample collected from Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, University of Management and Technology (UMT) Lahore, Pakistan
Department of Zoology, University of The Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2015;22(4):661-664
Hepatitis E and Hepatitis A virus both are highly prevalent in Pakistan mainly present as a sporadic disease. The aim of the current study is to isolate and characterized the specific genotype of Hepatitis E virus from water bodies of Faisalabad, Pakistan. Drinking and sewage samples were qualitatively analyzed by using RT-PCR. HEV Genotype 1 strain was recovered from sewage water of Faisalabad. Prevalence of HEV and HAV in sewage water propose the possibility of gradual decline in the protection level of the circulated vaccine in the Pakistani population.
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