Hepatitis C virus genotype 1 is most prevalent worldwide

Written by EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health on July 28, 2014 – 4:00 am -

(Wiley) In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the UK provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus. Findings published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, indicate that genotype 1 is the most prevalent worldwide, with over 83 million patients infected of which one-third reside in East Asia.

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