Possible new hepatitis B virus genotype, southeast Asia

Christophe M. Olinger, Prapan Jutavijittum, Judith M. Hübschen, Amnat Yousukh, Bounthome Samountry, Te Thammavong, Kan Toriyama, Claude P. Muller

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    We conducted a phylogenetic analysis of 19 hepatitis B virus strains from Laos that belonged to 2 subgenotypes of a new genotype I. This emerging new genotype likely developed outside Southeast Asia and is now found in mixed infections and in recombinations with local strains in a geographically confined region.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1777-1780
    Number of pages4
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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