Possible New Hepatitis B Virus Genotype, Southeast Asia

@article{Olinger2008PossibleNH,
  title={Possible New Hepatitis B Virus Genotype, Southeast Asia},
  author={Christophe M. Olinger and Prapan Jutavijittum and Judith M. H{\"u}bschen and Amnat Yousukh and Bounthome Samountry and Te Thammavong and Kan Toriyama and Claude P. Muller},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={1777 - 1780}
}
We conducted a phylogenetic analysis of 19 hepatitis B virus strains from Laos that belonged to 2 subgenotypes of a new genotype I. This emerging new genotype likely developed outside Southeast Asia and is now found in mixed infections and in recombinations with local strains in a geographically confined region. 

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