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Table 2 Prevalence of HEV in domestic pigs and wild animal species using RT-nPCR assay

From: Prevalence and phylogenetic analysis of hepatitis E virus in pigs, wild boars, roe deer, red deer and moose in Lithuania

Investigated host ORF1 targeting primers ORF2 targeting primers
Sample type (number of HEV positive/tested samples (%)) All types of samples (number of HEV positive/tested (%, 95% CI)) Sample type (number of HEV positive/tested samples (%)) All types of samples(number of HEV positive/tested (%, 95% CI))
Serum Liver Serum Liver
Domestic pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus) 155/470 (32.98) 155/470 (32.98%, 28.88–37.35) 106/470 (22.55) 106/470 (22.55%, 19.01–26.55)
Wild boars (Sus scrofa) 62/235 (26.38) 69/270 (25.56) 131/505 (25.94%, 22.31–29.93) 41/235 (17.44) 45/270 (16.67) 86/505 (17.03%, 14.00–20.55)
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) 10/45 (22.22) 11/48 (22.92) 21/93 (22.58%, 15.27–32.07) 7/45 (15.56) 5/48 (10.42) 12/93 (12.90%, 7.54–21.21)
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) 1/13 (7.69) 0/2 (0) 1/15 (6.67%, 1.19–29.82) 0/13 (0) 0/2 (0) 0/15 (0%, 0.00–20.39)
Moose (Alces alces) 1/13 (7.69) 1/13 (7.69%, 1.37–33.31) 0/13 0/13 (0%, 0.00–22.81)