High genetic diversity including potential new subtypes of hepatitis C virus genotype 6 in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Title
High genetic diversity including potential new subtypes of hepatitis C virus genotype 6 in Lao People's Democratic Republic
Authors
Hubschen, JM; Jutavijittum, P; Thammavong, T; Samountry, B; Yousukh, A; Toriyama, K; Sausy, A; Muller, CP
Keywords
Genotype, HCV, Laos, phylogeny, subtype
Issue Date
2011
Publisher
WILEY-BLACKWELL
Citation
CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION; Vol.17 12; E30-E34
Abstract
Sera from 105 anti-HCV-positive first-time blood donors collected in 2004, 2005 and 2008 in different provinces in Laos were investigated by PCR. Forty-five samples were positive for HCV (42.86%); two belonged to subtype 1b (2/45, 4.4%) and all others to genotype 6 (43/45, 95.6%), including subtypes 6b, 6h, 6k, 6l, 6n and 6q. Three groups of sequences were not clearly attributable to any genotype 6 subtype, two of which may be regarded as candidates for new subtypes of genotype 6. Two samples were mixed infected with different subtypes or clusters of genotype 6 viruses.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/11267/2062
ISSN
1198-743X
Appears in Collections:
3.University of Health Sciences > Faculty of medicine > Journal articles
Files in This Item:

qrcode

Items in LAOSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.