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Of Pigs and People on the Potomac
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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.  



- HEV_Poster1.ppt