Published in Blood Weekly, November 6th, 1995
The new RNA virus, distinct from hepatitis C virus (HCV), belongs to the Flaviviridae family, Dr. Jungsuh P. Kim, Genelabs Technologies, Inc., Redwood City, California, told participants at the Blood Safety & Screening, held October 23-25, 1995, in Washington, D.C.
HGV has high prevalence in volunteer blood donors in the United States, according to preliminary surveys, Kim said.
The virus is associated with non-ABC acute/chronic hepatitis and persistent viremia. HGV infection can be...
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