Published in Blood Weekly, October 12th, 1998
The isolates were not similar to those from the United States or from Europe, although most of the individuals are believed to have been infected by imported blood products from the United States or Europe, indicated Hidenori Toyoda of Japan's Nagoya University School of Medicine and colleagues ("GB Virus C/Hepatitis G Virus Isolates in Japanese Haemophiliacs and Their Origins," Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 1998;80:242-245).
GB virus C (GBV-C)/hepatitis G virus (HGV) can be...
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