The hepatitis C virus (HCV) outbreak that occurred between 1940 and 1999 in a closed leprosy sanatorium located on a small island in Japan was analyzed. The analysis of 318 nucleotides in the NS5B region of HCV allowed us to establish the existence of at least three different HCV strains in this sanatorium.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of clinical microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 09-2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)