Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 25th, 2005
Study 1: Hepatitis C virus type 4 strains deviate across populations.
"Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of liver disease. Knowledge of HCV variability is crucial for clinical and epidemiological analysis. HCV genotype 4 (HCV-4) has become increasingly prevalent in European countries, including France, in recent years," researchers in France report.
"The present study investigates the heterogeneity of HCV-4 in south-western France by phylogenetic analysis of NS5B sequences from 166 patients. The E2 region of 90 strains was also analyzed....
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