Erratum to: A systematic review of the epidemiology of hepatitis E virus in Africa. [BMC Infectious Diseases. 14, (2014), (308)] DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-308.

Jong Hoon Kim, Kenrad E. Nelson, Ursula Panzner, Yogita Kasture, Alain B. Labrique, Thomas F. Wierzba

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Abstract

In this letter, we wish to correct errors in the previously published article [1]. Although the errors do not change the main results and conclusions described in the abstract of the original article, we believe providing the correct information is important. The major correction is about the genotype distribution of HEV in Africa. In the original article, we indicated that genotype 3 is rare and less commonly found than genotype 2 while genotype 1 is the most prevalent. The correct information is, however, that genotypes 2 and 3 were identified at a similar frequency while genotype 1 was the most prevalent. This error arose because the genotypes of HEV identified in seven Nigerian adults [89] were mistaken to be 2, when their actual genotype was 3. In what follows, we revised the relevant section named "Genotype prevalence" on page 5 of the original article and the relevant table and figure (i.e., Table 5 and Fig. 2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number187
JournalBMC infectious diseases
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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