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Hepatitis C virus infections in the Democratic Republic of Congo exhibit a cohort effect

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The prevalence and genetic diversity of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human pegivirus (HPgV) in many regions of sub-Saharan Africa is poorly characterized, including in the Democratic Republic of Congo - the largest country in the region and one of the most populous. To address this situation we conducted a molecular epidemiological survey of HCV and HPgV (previously named GB Virus C or hepatitis G virus) in samples collected in 2007 from 299 males from the DRC, whose ages ranged from 21 to 71....

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Journal:
Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Volume:
19
Pages:
386-394
Publication date:
2013-10-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1567-7257
ISSN:
1567-1348
Source identifiers:
434932
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:434932
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uuid:cdb50a55-1095-4f22-9bcb-0a7b00aac0a0
Local pid:
pubs:434932
Deposit date:
2013-12-14

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