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Enigmatic origin of hepatitis B virus: an ancient travelling companion or a recent encounter?
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the leading cause of liver disease and infects an estimated 240 million people worldwide. It is characterised by a high degree of genetic heterogeneity because of the useExpand
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HCV and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Chikungunya virus, epidemiology, clinics and phylogenesis: A review.
Chikungunya virus is a mosquito-transmitted alphavirus that causes chikungunya fever, a febrile illness associated with severe arthralgia and rash. Chikungunya virus is transmitted by culicineExpand
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Population Dynamics of HIV-1 Subtype B in a Cohort of Men-Having-Sex-With-Men in Rome, Italy
A recent increase in HIV diagnoses among men-having-sex-with-men (MSM) has been shown by surveillance data from Europe and Italy, and new approaches to inferring viral population dynamics fromExpand
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Early phylogenetic estimate of the effective reproduction number of SARS‐CoV‐2
To reconstruct the evolutionary dynamics of the 2019 novel‐coronavirus recently causing an outbreak in Wuhan, China, 52 SARS‐CoV‐2 genomes available on 4 February 2020 at Global Initiative on SharingExpand
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High level of genetic heterogeneity in S and P genes of genotype D hepatitis B virus.
The genetic heterogeneity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) genotypes and subgenotypes was investigated by directly sequencing amplified PreS, S and P genes of HBV isolates obtained from the plasma of 99Expand
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Phylogeography and epidemiological history of West Nile virus genotype 1a in Europe and the Mediterranean basin.
Aim of this study was to reconstruct the temporal and spatial phylodynamics of WNV-1a, the genotype to which the majority of European/Mediterranean viral strains belongs, by using sequences retrievedExpand
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Detection of hepatitis C virus RNA in CD19 peripheral blood mononuclear cells of chronically infected patients.
The presence of HCV RNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) has been reported. To identify the cell populations carrying HCV RNA, the presence and amount of HCV RNA was investigated byExpand
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Phylogeography and phylodynamics of European genotype 3 hepatitis E virus.
Hepatitis E virus is classified into four genotypes that have different geographical and host distributions. The main cause of sporadic autochthonous type E acute hepatitis in developed countries isExpand
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Reconstruction of the epidemic history of hepatitis B virus genotype D in Albania.
Despite a recent decrease in the prevalence of HBsAg in the general population, Albania is still highly endemic for HBV infection. Genotype D is the most prevalent HBV strain in the MediterraneanExpand
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