Molecular virology of hepatitis B virus, sub-genotype C4 in northern Australian Indigenous populations.

@article{Littlejohn2014MolecularVO,
  title={Molecular virology of hepatitis B virus, sub-genotype C4 in northern Australian Indigenous populations.},
  author={Margaret Littlejohn and Jane Davies and Lilly Yuen and Rosalind Edwards and Tina Sozzi and Kathy Jackson and Benjamin C. Cowie and Shuping Tong and Jeff D Davis and Stephen L. Locarnini},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2014},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={695-706}
}
Indigenous Australians experience a significant health burden from chronic hepatitis B infection; however, the strain of hepatitis B virus (HBV) found among Indigenous Australians has not been well characterized. Blood samples were collected from 65 Indigenous Australians with chronic HBV infection from across the Top End of Australia's Northern Territory. Phylogenetic analysis of HBV from these samples revealed that 100% of the isolates were genotype C, sub-genotype C4, expressing the serotype… CONTINUE READING
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