Published in Blood Weekly, July 21st, 1997
"Our study indicates that vertical transmission of hepatitis G virus (HGV) does occur, presumably at partus and not in utero, and may induce persistent viremia," researcher Bjorn Fischler and colleagues wrote ("Genetic Evidence for Mother-to-Infant Transmission of Hepatitis G Virus," Journal of Infectious Diseases, July 1997;176:281-285).
HGV (also known as GBV-C) represents a group of recently discovered viruses possibly belonging to non-A, non-E hepatitis viruses. Using the...
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