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Of Pigs and People on the Potomac
 
 
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Authors


Cole Benton
Jacksonville State University


Karen Klyczek
University of Wisconsin-River Falls


Mark Bergland
University of Wisconsin-River Falls


Chi-Cheng Lin
Winona State University

 
   
 


Possible Audiences:

undergraduate instructors and students  

 
 


Brief Overview:

We addressed the issue of human health hazards associated with large swine farms near rivers by asking whether swine and humans share pathogens. We then focused on Hepatitis E virus (HEV) and compared virus sequences isolated from swine and humans via ClustalW. In each case, we found that swine and human viruses clustered geographically, suggesting possible zoonotic transmission of the virus.  

 
   
 


Attachments


- HEV_Poster1.ppt