Molecular epidemiological analysis of hepatitis A virus strain separated in fukuoka 2010-The similarity with the strain from a patient infected in Borneo (Kalimantan) island 1999

Kazufumi Dohmen, Shin ya Onohara, Hirofumi Tanaka, Masatora Haruno, Shinji Shimoda, Jong Hon Kang, Koji Ishii, Kazuaki Takahashi

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Abstract

Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis A virus (HAV) is warranted. HAV isolates obtained from middle-aged couple with acute hepatitis A in Fukuoka 2010, showed 100% similarity each other in genome sequence. These HAV strains of genotype IA also indicated 98.4% homology with HAV isolates derived from a patient with acute hepatitis A infected in Borneo island 1999. Interestingly, the Fukuoka strains were also similar to the HAV isolate which was reported to be identified from a German individual, infected in the Philippines 2007. Taken together, the HAV strains circulating in South Asia may have been spreading and responsible for hepatitis A in different regions of the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-502
Number of pages6
JournalActa Hepatologica Japonica
Volume52
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 29 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology

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