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We studied 67 hepatitis C virus (HCV) isolates from 64 hospitalized patients in Shanghai, China. Genotype 1 was prevalent, and genotypes 2, 3, 6 were found for the first time in Shanghai. A rare mixed infection with three subtypes (1a, 1b, 2a) was found. The complete genome sequence of a subtype 3b isolate was determined and analyzed.
Global adoption of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccines has greatly reduced new HBV infections. Current HBV vaccines are liquid suspensions containing recombinant hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) particles mixed with aluminum phosphate or aluminum hydroxide. Refrigeration (2-8°C) as recommended for vaccine transport and storage may be unachievable in certain… (More)