Molecular epidemiology of a hepatitis C virus outbreak in a leprosy sanatorium in Japan

Hidemi Teramoto, Kazuya Shiogama, Yasuyoshi Mizutani, Ken Ichi Inada, Toshio Kamahora, Masanao Makino, Yutaka Tsutsumi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3358-3360
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2011

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Molecular Epidemiology
Leprosy
Hepacivirus
Disease Outbreaks
Japan
Islands
Nucleotides

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Teramoto, Hidemi ; Shiogama, Kazuya ; Mizutani, Yasuyoshi ; Inada, Ken Ichi ; Kamahora, Toshio ; Makino, Masanao ; Tsutsumi, Yutaka. / Molecular epidemiology of a hepatitis C virus outbreak in a leprosy sanatorium in Japan. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2011 ; Vol. 49, No. 9. pp. 3358-3360.
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