Different seroprevalence and molecular epidemiology patterns of hepatitis C virus infection in Italy.

@article{Ansaldi2005DifferentSA,
  title={Different seroprevalence and molecular epidemiology patterns of hepatitis C virus infection in Italy.},
  author={Filippo Ansaldi and Bianca Bruzzone and Stefania Salmaso and Maria Cristina Rota and Paolo Durando and Roberto Gasparini and Giancarlo Icardi},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={327-32}
}
The epidemiological picture of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the general population is largely unknown, even in developed countries. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and genotype distribution of HCV amongst a large sample of the Italian general population. A total of 3,577 serum samples were collected and screened for anti-HCV antibodies. ELISA and RIBA tests were used to assess the presence of anti-HCV. NS5b region sequencing was performed for molecular… CONTINUE READING
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