First human case of hepatitis E infection detected in Hungary is reported. This hepatitis E virus (HEV), Hungary1, belongs to genotype 3 and had 95% and 90% nucleotide identity within the capsid region of the European swine and human (Greece2) strains, respectively. Hungary1 represents a potential novel human variant of HEV in genus Hepevirus.
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- Infectious Diseases