TT virus infection is widespread in the general populations from different geographic regions

Kenji Abe, Tomoko Inami, Kazue Asano, Chiaki Miyoshi, Naohiko Masaki, Shigeki Hayashi, Ko Ichi Ishikawa, Yutaka Takebe, Khin Maung Win, Abdel Rahman El-Zayadi, Kwang Hyub Han, David Y. Zhang

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Abstract

By PCR screening, we found an extremely high prevalence of TT virus (TTV) in the general populations from different geographic regions. This suggests that TTV may be a common DNA virus with no clear disease association in humans. TTV genotyping by phylogenetic analysis was also performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2703-2705
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul 28

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Abe, K., Inami, T., Asano, K., Miyoshi, C., Masaki, N., Hayashi, S., Ishikawa, K. I., Takebe, Y., Win, K. M., El-Zayadi, A. R., Han, K. H., & Zhang, D. Y. (1999). TT virus infection is widespread in the general populations from different geographic regions. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 37(8), 2703-2705.