Kaposi's Sarcoma and Human Herpesvirus 8 in Cuba: evidence of subtype B expansion.


OBJECTIVE To evaluate the temporal distribution (1991-2009) and associated variation of KSHV subtypes in Cuba. METHOD Phylogenetic characterization based on the KSHV K1 gene was performed using 90 KSHV positive samples. RESULTS Molecular characterization confirmed the prevalence of a wide range of KSHV subtypes (A: n=48 [A5=12]; C: n=15; B: n=22; and E… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2012.06.014

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