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Diagnosis of Hepatitis A Virus Infection: a Molecular Approach
SUMMARY Current serologic tests provide the foundation for diagnosis of hepatitis A and hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection. Recent advances in methods to identify and characterize nucleic acid markersExpand
Hepatitis C virus genotypes and viral concentrations in participants of a general population survey in the United States.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Estimates of the long-term benefits of antiviral therapies for chronic hepatitis C are influenced by the frequency of characteristics that affect response in the population treated.Expand
Emergence of Genotype I of Japanese Encephalitis Virus as the Dominant Genotype in Asia
ABSTRACT Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), a mosquito-borne zoonotic pathogen, is one of the major causes of viral encephalitis worldwide. Previous phylogenetic studies based on the envelope proteinExpand
Hepatitis A virus: host interactions, molecular epidemiology and evolution.
Infection with hepatitis A virus (HAV) is the commonest viral cause of liver disease and presents an important public health problem worldwide. Several unique HAV properties and molecular mechanismsExpand
Prevalence of hepatitis B and C virus infections in the general Chinese population. Results from a nationwide cross-sectional seroepidemiologic study of hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E virus infections
Abstract Viral hepatitis is a major public health problem in China and has a substantial impact on the health of people. To understand the distribution of hepatitis virus infection in the generalExpand
An outbreak of hepatitis A associated with green onions.
BACKGROUND In November 2003, a large hepatitis A outbreak was identified among patrons of a single Pennsylvania restaurant. We investigated the cause of the outbreak and factors that contributed toExpand
Hepatitis C virus infections from unsafe injection practices at an endoscopy clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, 2007-2008.
BACKGROUND In January 2008, 3 persons with acute hepatitis C who all underwent endoscopy at a single facility in Nevada were identified. METHOD We reviewed clinical and laboratory data fromExpand
Temporal Variations in the Hepatitis C Virus Intrahost Population during Chronic Infection
ABSTRACT The intrahost evolution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) holds keys to understanding mechanisms responsible for the establishment of chronic infections and to development of a vaccine andExpand
The evolving epidemiology of hepatitis a in the United States: incidence and molecular epidemiology from population-based surveillance, 2005-2007.
BACKGROUND The incidence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) disease is the lowest ever in the United States. We describe recent incidence and characteristics of cases of HAV disease from 6 US sitesExpand
What factors determine the severity of hepatitis A‐related acute liver failure?
Summary.  The reason(s) that hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection may progress infrequently to acute liver failure are poorly understood. We examined host and viral factors in 29 consecutive adultExpand