Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 5th, 2000
Investigators at Toshiba General Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, described the genotypic characteristics of this new variant, called VAT96.
"Hepatitis C virus, a single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae, has a wide range of genetic heterogeneity: 6-11 genotypes (or six clades) have been known and each genotype comprises multiple subtypes," said E.I. Samokhvalov and associates.
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