Recent population expansions of hepatitis B virus in the United States.

@article{Ramachandran2014RecentPE,
  title={Recent population expansions of hepatitis B virus in the United States.},
  author={Sumathi Ramachandran and Michael A Purdy and Guo-liang Xia and David S. Campo and Zoya E. Dimitrova and Eyasu Habtu Teshale and Chong Gee Teo and Y. Khudyakov},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2014},
  volume={88 24},
  pages={13971-80}
}
UNLABELLED The recent epidemic history of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in the United States is complex, as indicated by current disparity in HBV genotype distribution between acute and chronic hepatitis B cases and the rapid decline in hepatitis B incidence since the 1990s. We report temporal changes in the genetic composition of the HBV population using whole-genome sequences (n = 179) from acute hepatitis B cases (n = 1,206) identified through the Sentinel County Surveillance for Acute… CONTINUE READING
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