Phylogenetic characterization of genotype 4 hepatitis C virus isolates from Argentina.

@article{Alfonso2001PhylogeneticCO,
  title={Phylogenetic characterization of genotype 4 hepatitis C virus isolates from Argentina.},
  author={Victoria Alfonso and Diego Flichman and Silvia Sookoian and Viviana Andrea Mbayed and Rodolfo Hector Campos},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={1989-92}
}
Among 114 patients infected with hepatitis C virus, three genotype 4 isolates, unusual in Argentina, were detected by phylogenetic analysis over different genomic regions. The patients were not related. One sample was associated with Egyptian sequences, and the others were associated with a Zairean isolate, a fact which reinforces the idea that they are from independent sources.