GB virus C/hepatitis G virus infection in Indian blood donors and high-risk groups.

@article{Desai2004GBVC,
  title={GB virus C/hepatitis G virus infection in Indian blood donors and high-risk groups.},
  author={Mayura M. Desai and Ramprasad B Pal and Dushyant D. Banker},
  journal={Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={111-7}
}
The hepatitis G virus (HGV) or GB virus C (GBV-C) was discovered in 1995 as a putative agent of post-transfusion, non-A-E hepatitis. The present study was carried out with the aim to find the prevalence of this virus among various subject groups at risk for parenteral transmission as well as in healthy control subjects both individually and along with other parenterally transmitted hepatitis viruses. Of the 402 subjects tested, 6.22% were positive for the HBsAg surface antigen, 7.21% were… CONTINUE READING