The spread of hepatitis C virus genotype 1a in North America: a retrospective phylogenetic study.

@article{Joy2016TheSO,
  title={The spread of hepatitis C virus genotype 1a in North America: a retrospective phylogenetic study.},
  author={Jeffrey B. Joy and Rosemary M. McCloskey and Thuy Chinh Nguyen and Richard H. Liang and Y. Khudyakov and Andrea D. Olmstead and Mel Krajden and JohnW. Ward and P. Richard Harrigan and Julio S. G. Montaner and Art F. Y. Poon},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          698-702
        }
}
BACKGROUND The timing of the initial spread of hepatitis C virus genotype 1a in North America is controversial. In particular, how and when hepatitis C virus reached extraordinary prevalence in specific demographic groups remains unclear. We quantified, using all available hepatitis C virus sequence data and phylodynamic methods, the timing of the spread of hepatitis C virus genotype 1a in North America. METHODS We screened 45 316 publicly available sequences of hepatitis C virus genotype 1a… CONTINUE READING
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