Hepacivirus Infection in Domestic Horses, Brazil, 2011–2013

  title={Hepacivirus Infection in Domestic Horses, Brazil, 2011–2013},
  author={Bernard Salame Gemaque and Alex Junior Souza de Souza and Manoel do Carmo Soares and Andreza Pinheiro Malheiros and Andrea Lima Silva and Max Moreira Alves and Michele Soares Gomes-Gouv{\^e}a and Jo{\~a}o Renato Rebello Pinho and Heriberto Ferreira de Figueiredo and Djacy Barbosa Ribeiro and Jonan Souza da Silva and Leopoldo Augusto Moraes and Ana S{\'i}lvia Sardinha Ribeiro and Washington Luiz Assunç{\~a}o Pereira},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To the Editor: An estimated ≈150 million persons (3% of the world population) are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). This virus is the prototype of the genus Hepacivirus and a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma around the world. Every year, 3–4 million persons become infected with HCV, and ≈350,000 die of this infection (1). Development of an HCV vaccine has been hampered by the difficulty of in vitro cultivation of the agent and by lack of animal models… CONTINUE READING
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