Presentation of dissertation: Presence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) and markers for HEV infection in production swine, human patients with unexplained hepatitis and veterinarians in Finland

26.4.2017 09:11

The dissertation investigated the presence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) and antibodies against HEV in Finland in production swine and selected groups of people: human patients diagnosed with acute hepatitis the cause of which had remained unknown, and veterinarians as a group susceptible to zoonotic infections.

Tuija Kantala, who is a Licentiate of Veterinary Medicine and works in the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira's Virology Research Unit, has completed her doctoral dissertation in the Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki.

The dissertation will be presented for public examination in the Walter Auditorium of the EE Building, Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2, in the Viikki area of Helsinki on Friday, 28 April 2017 at 12.00 noon.

The presentation will be conducted in Finnish. The dissertation is open to all.

An abstract in English of the dissertation Presence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) and markers for HEV infection in production swine, human patients with unexplained hepatitis and veterinarians in Finland.

For more information, please contact:
Tuija Kantala, Senior Researcher, tel. +358 50 323 6050

 

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