Three cases of infection with hepatitis C virus genotype 5 among Brazilian hepatitis patients.

@article{Levi2002ThreeCO,
  title={Three cases of infection with hepatitis C virus genotype 5 among Brazilian hepatitis patients.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Eduardo Levi and Deise Tihe Takaoka and Regina Helena Castanho Garrini and Roberta Maria Fachini and Roberto Focaccia and Edgar De Bortholi Santos and Helo{\'i}sa Pedrosa Mitre and Jo{\~a}o Silva de Mendonça and Norma de Paula Cavalheiro and Ant{\^o}nio Alci Barone and Silvano Wendel},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={
          2645-7
        }
}
During the course of routine genotyping of hepatitis C virus isolates by 5' noncoding region sequencing, three samples were found to bear genotype 5-specific nucleotides. A serotyping method was subsequently applied and confirmed the finding. This is the first report of the occurrence of genotype 5 in Brazil. 

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