HGV: the identification, biology and prevalence of an orphan virus.

@article{Mphahlele1998HGVTI,
  title={HGV: the identification, biology and prevalence of an orphan virus.},
  author={Maphahlaganye J Mphahlele and George Ka-Kit Lau and William F. Carman},
  journal={Liver},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          143-55
        }
}
Hepatitis G virus (HGV) and GB virus C (GBV-C) (both hereinafter referred to as HGV) were independently identified in patients with hepatitis of unknown aetiology. HGV is a positive-sense RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. The virus can establish both acute and chronic infection and appears to be sensitive to interferon. Horizontal transmission is mainly parenteral, although other routes such as vertical have been well documented. High risk groups include intravenous drug users (i.v.DUs… CONTINUE READING
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