HIV-1 and HCV sequences from Libyan outbreak

@article{Oliveira2006HIV1AH,
  title={HIV-1 and HCV sequences from Libyan outbreak},
  author={Tulio de Oliveira and Oliver G. Pybus and Andrew Rambaut and Marco Salemi and Sharon Cassol and Massimo Ciccozzi and Giovanni Rezza and Guido Castelli Gattinara and Roberta D'Arrigo and Massimo Amicosante and Luc Perrin and Vittorio Colizzi and Carlo Federico Perno and Benghazi Study Group},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={444},
  pages={836-837}
}
  • Tulio de Oliveira, Oliver G. Pybus, +11 authors Benghazi Study Group
  • Published in Nature 2006
  • DOI:10.1038/444836a
In 1998, outbreaks of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection were reported in children attending Al-Fateh Hospital in Benghazi, Libya. Here we use molecular phylogenetic techniques to analyse new virus sequences from these outbreaks. We find that the HIV-1 and HCV strains were already circulating and prevalent in this hospital and its environs before the arrival in March 1998 of the foreign medical staff (five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor… CONTINUE READING
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