Perspectives for a hepatitis C virus vaccine.

  title={Perspectives for a hepatitis C virus vaccine.},
  author={Sergio Abrignani and Domenico Rosa},
  journal={Clinical and diagnostic virology},
  volume={10 2-3},
BACKGROUND Natural hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection elicits poor immunity. Although HCV proteins elicit immune responses in virtually all cases of infection, the great majority of HCV infections become chronic. Currently, no vaccine is available for HCV despite an estimated incidence of approximately 50000 new cases per year in the USA alone. OBJECTIVES To discuss how the problems associated with developing a vaccine against HCV infection may be overcome and describe recent progress made… CONTINUE READING

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