The genetic diversity and evolutionary history of hepatitis C virus in Vietnam.

@article{Li2014TheGD,
  title={The genetic diversity and evolutionary history of hepatitis C virus in Vietnam.},
  author={Chunhua Li and Manqiong Yuan and Ling Lu and Teng Lu and Wenjie Xia and Van Hung Pham and An X D Vo and M H Nguyen and Kenji Abe},
  journal={Virology},
  year={2014},
  volume={468-470},
  pages={197-206}
}
Vietnam has a unique history in association with foreign countries, which may have resulted in multiple introductions of the alien HCV strains to mix with those indigenous ones. In this study, we characterized the HCV sequences in Core-E1 and NS5B regions from 236 Vietnamese individuals. We identified multiple HCV lineages; 6a, 6 e, 6h, 6k, 6l, 6 o, 6p, and two novel variants may represent the indigenous strains; 1a was probably introduced from the US; 1b and 2a possibly originated in East Asia… CONTINUE READING
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