Prof Beatty’s cat Jasper, tested positive for the virus. He passed away but a sample had been stored from him. Credit Julia Beatty.

New cat virus could shed light on hepatitis B

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Australian researchers have discovered the domestic cat hepadnavirus, in the same family as hep B in humans, which could provide clues about the evolution of potentially deadly hepatitis viruses in all species.

Journal/conference: Viruses

Organisation/s: The University of Sydney

Funder: Morris Animal Foundation

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