Published in Cancer Weekly, October 20th, 1997
Researcher Kurt Lightfoot and colleagues in South Africa found hepatitis G virus (HGV) infection to be common among the black South Africans included in their study, but the infection appeared to have no clinical impact.
Chronic infection with hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses are major risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in humans. The link between HBV and the malignancy is closest in ethnic Chinese and black Africans, populations in which HBV infection is...
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