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Hepatitis E virus infection in Wuhan, Central China

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Virology, September 2018
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Title
Hepatitis E virus infection in Wuhan, Central China
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Archives of Virology, September 2018
DOI 10.1007/s00705-018-4036-y
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Wei-Feng Tang, De-Guang Kong, Yuan-Hong Wang, Man-Qing Liu, Quan Hu

Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an emergent virus of global importance. Previous studies of HEV infection in China mainly focused on the rural areas. This work aims to study the epidemiology of HEV in a large urban environment. With a registered population of 10 million, the dense city of Wuhan presents itself as a prime opportunity to better understand this emergent virus. The epidemiological data from 2011 to 2016 were analyzed. A cross-sectional study on the seroprevalence of anti-HEV IgG was conducted among the general population (age range 0-59) in 2013. Serum and fecal samples of hepatitis E patients were collected over a period of two years: serum samples were tested for anti-HEV IgM and IgG, and fecal samples were tested for HEV-RNA. The overall seroprevalence of anti-HEV IgG was 35% in Wuhan. Among 415 hepatitis E patients, 286 cases (68.9%) were positive for HEV-IgM, 108 cases (26%) were positive for HEV-IgG alone, and 21 cases (5.1%) were negative for both IgM and IgG. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the detected genotype of HEV was genotype 4. Reported cases occurred sporadically throughout the year with the peak value appearing in the first quarter and a large proportion of male cases (2.1:1). The incidence increased with age for persons under 60 years, reaching its peak level after 60 years of age. Wuhan is endemic for HEV with its currently detected genotype being genotype 4. It is estimated that 68.9% hepatitis E cases were due to primary infection between 2012 and 2013 in Wuhan.

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Unknown 3 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 1 33%
Lecturer 1 33%
Student > Bachelor 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 67%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 September 2018.
All research outputs
#7,651,380
of 12,689,756 outputs
Outputs from Archives of Virology
#1,762
of 2,910 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#147,439
of 264,267 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Virology
#17
of 86 outputs
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