Fast, reliable and low cost user-developed protocol for detection, quantification and genotyping of hepatitis C virus

Authors: Davalieva K, Kiprijanovska S, Plaseska-Karanfilska D. Source: J Virol Methods. 2014;196:104-12. Abstract Early detection and genotyping of HCV infection is important for disease management. It is important to develop fast and cost-effective semi-automated techniques allowing an accurate and reproducible detection, quantification and genotyping of HCV. The proposed protocol includes…

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Subclinical circulation of avian hepatitis E virus within a multiple age rearing and broiler breeder farm indicates persistence and vertical transmission of the virus.

Authors: Troxler S, Pac K, Prokofieva I, Liebhart D, Chodakowska B, Furmanek D, et al. Source: Avian Pathol. 2014:1-26. Abstract In a prospective longitudinal study a broiler breeder flock and its progeny were monitored for the presence of avian hepatitis E virus (HEV) RNA and antibodies. The flock was part…

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Distribution of genetic polymorphisms associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) antiviral response in a multiethnic and admixed population

Authors: Trinks J, Hulaniuk ML, Caputo M, Burgos Pratx L, Re V, Fortuny L, et al. Source: Pharmacogenomics J. 2014. Abstract The prevalence of genetic polymorphisms identified as predictors of therapeutic-induced hepatitis C virus (HCV) clearance differs among ethnic groups. However, there is a paucity of information about their prevalence…

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Hepatitis Responsible For 1.4 Million Deaths Yearly by WHO

The World Health Organisation on Thursday said hepatitis is responsible for 1.4m deaths every year even as around 500 million people currently live with hepatitis viruses in the world.  WHO made this disclosure at the ongoing 67th World Health Assembly holding in Geneva.  

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Hepatitis C viremia patterns in incident hepatitis C infection and one year later in 150 prospectively tested persons who inject drugs

Authors: Alanko Blome M, Bjorkman P, Molnegren V, Hoglund P, Widell A. Source: PLoS One. 2014;9(5):e97022. Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess HCV viremia levels just before, during and one year after anti-HCV seroconversion in people who inject drugs (PWID). METHODS: PWID enrolling into a needle exchange program in Malmo, Sweden, 1997-2005…

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