Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2010
Volume: 9
Issue: 11
Page No. 1584 - 1587

First Identification of Hepatitis a Virus RNA in Mussels (Mytilus sp.) in Turkey

Authors : Goknur Terzi, Harun Albayrak, Zafer Yazici, Semra Okur Gumusova and Tarik Haluk Celik

Abstract: In this study, a total of 600 mussels collected in six different areas of the coastal Middle Black Sea region of Turkey were analysed for the presence of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV). HAV was evaluated by cell culture infection method and Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). In conclusion, HAV RNA was found in 2 of 60 cell culture supernatants of the mussel samples (3.3%). This is the first study reporting the isolation of HAV in mussels in Turkey. This study highlights the interest to contamination of Hepatitis A in mussel samples from different areas.

How to cite this article:

Goknur Terzi, Harun Albayrak, Zafer Yazici, Semra Okur Gumusova and Tarik Haluk Celik, 2010. First Identification of Hepatitis a Virus RNA in Mussels (Mytilus sp.) in Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 1584-1587.

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