Molecular epidemiology of newly acquired hepatitis C infections in England 2008-2011: genotype, phylogeny and mutation analysis.

@article{May2015MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of newly acquired hepatitis C infections in England 2008-2011: genotype, phylogeny and mutation analysis.},
  author={Shoshanna May and Siew Lin Ngui and Sarah N Collins and Sam Lattimore and Mary Elizabeth Ramsay and Richard S. Tedder and Samreen Ijaz},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2015},
  volume={64},
  pages={6-11}
}
BACKGROUND Analysis of laboratory testing data collected through the Sentinel Surveillance programme has provided a method for identifying individuals who have recently acquired their hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Access to samples from these individuals provided a rare opportunity to undertake molecular characterization studies. OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiology and genetic diversity of hepatitis C in recent seroconverter infections and to predict how this will impact on HCV… CONTINUE READING