Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 12th, 2001
A natural characteristic of HCV infection is that it occurs in a number of different genotypes or strains. According to Tomasz Laskus and associates, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, at least three HCV patients who received HCV infected blood transfusions and subsequently developed HCV infections predominated by the donor's HCV genotype have been identified.
"Two recipients were exposed to two different HCV RNA-positive donors, and one was exposed to a single...
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