Genetic epidemiology of hepatitis C virus throughout egypt.

  title={Genetic epidemiology of hepatitis C virus throughout egypt.},
  author={Stuart C. Ray and Ray R. Arthur and A M Carella and Jens Bukh and David L Thomas},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={182 3},
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major health problem in Egypt, where the seroprevalence is 10-20-fold higher than that in the United States. To characterize the HCV genotype distribution and concordance of genotype assessments on the basis of multiple genomic regions, specimens were obtained from blood donors in 15 geographically diverse governorates throughout Egypt. The 5' noncoding, core/E1, and NS5B regions were amplified by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and… CONTINUE READING
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