Unexpectedly High Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection, Southern Laos

Antony P. Black*, Vilaysone Khounvisith, Kinnaly Xaydalasouk, Kong Sayasinh, Aurelie Sausy, Claude P. Muller, Judith M. Hübschen

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Abstract

During 2017-2019, a total of 88/753 (11.7%) of patients 5-90 years of age in hospitals in Saravan Province, Laos, were seropositive for hepatitis C virus antibodies. Viral RNA was found in 44 samples. Sequencing showed high diversity within genotype 6. We recommend exposurerisk investigations and targeted testing and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-259
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

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