Multiregion deep sequencing of hepatitis C virus: An improved approach for genetic relatedness studies.

  title={Multiregion deep sequencing of hepatitis C virus: An improved approach for genetic relatedness studies.},
  author={L. M. Gonçalves Rossi and A. Escobar-Guti{\'e}rrez and P. Rahal},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major public health problem that affects more than 180 million people worldwide. Identification of HCV transmission networks is of critical importance for disease control. HCV related cases are often difficult to identify due to the characteristic long incubation period and lack of symptoms during the acute phase of the disease, making it challenging to link related cases to a common source of infection. Additionally, HCV transmission chains are difficult to trace… Expand
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