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The global spread of hepatitis C virus 1a and 1b: a phylodynamic and phylogeographic analysis.

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BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is estimated to affect 130-180 million people worldwide. Although its origin is unknown, patterns of viral diversity suggest that HCV genotype 1 probably originated from West Africa. Previous attempts to estimate the spatiotemporal parameters of the virus, both globally and regionally, have suggested that epidemic HCV transmission began in 1900 and grew steadily until the late 1980s. However, epidemiological data suggest that the expansion of HCV may have ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Magiorkinis, E More by this author
Paraskevis, D More by this author
Shapiro, B More by this author
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Journal:
PLoS medicine
Volume:
6
Issue:
12
Pages:
e1000198
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:eb4544a8-90e5-4198-80e9-e3d7ce4cae39
Source identifiers:
209623
Local pid:
pubs:209623

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