volume 49, issue 3, P1162-1164 2011
DOI: 10.1128/jcm.01822-10
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Y. Foupouapouognigni, D. N. Noah, M. T. Sartre, R. Njouom

Abstract: Antibodies to the hepatitis delta virus (HDV) were found in 17.6% of 233 hepatitis B virus surface antigenpositive subjects in Cameroon. Phylogenetic analyses showed the presence of HDV-1, HDV-5, HDV-6, and HDV-7 genotypes. These results enrich the limited data on HDV prevalence and molecular diversity in Cameroon.Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and is frequently related to more severe disease than that due to the underlying HBV monoinfection (5, 10). HDV infec…

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