Identification of a new hepatitis B virus recombinant D2/D3 in the city of São Paulo, Brazil

Luiz Claudio Santana, Nathalia Pena Mantovani, Maira Cicero Ferreira, Rafael Arnold, Rodrigo Lopes Sanz Duro, Paulo Roberto Abrão Ferreira, James Richard Hunter, Élcio Leal, Ricardo Sobhie Diaz, Shirley Vasconcelos Komninakis
  • Archives of Virology, October 2016, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s00705-016-3122-2

We Have Found a New Hepatitis B Recombinant Strain in Brazil

What is it about?

Our team has identified a new recombinant strain (D2/D3) of HBV in Brazil.

Why is it important?

This new strain will need treatment strategies developed for its control.

The following have contributed to this page: Mr. James R Hunter