Published in Hepatitis Weekly, January 10th, 2005
According to recent research published in the Journal of General Virology, "the genetic diversity of hepatitis E virus (HEV) has been extensively analyzed during the last decade. Most sporadic and epidemic HEV strains are distributed into genotypes or groups. Nevertheless, few studies have looked at the polymorphism of HEV strains isolated from a given outbreak."
"A serum bank collected in Tanefdour, Algeria, during an acute hepatitis epidemic (1986-1987), retrospectively confirmed as hepatitis E, was analyzed. Of the 69 serum samples collected within an 8-week period, 23 were...
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