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Volume 15, Number 8—August 2009

Slave Trade and Hepatitis B Virus Genotypes and Subgenotypes in Haiti and Africa

Iris E. Andernach, Claudine Nolte, Jean W. Pape, and Claude P. MullerComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Institute of Immunology, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (I.E. Andernach, C.P. Muller); Groupe d’Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (C. Nolte, J.W. Pape); Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA (J.W. Pape).

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Table 2

Prevalence of HBV genotypes and subgenotypes, excluding mixed or recombinant strains and untypeables, Haiti*

Genotype or subgenotype No. (complete genomes; partial strains)
of genotypeable or subgenotypeable strains Genotypeable or subgenotypeable strains, %
A 128 (63; 65) 71.5
A1 77 (36; 41) 43.0
A2 1 (1; 0) 0.6
35 (21; 14)
D 40 (5; 35) 22.4
D3 7 (2; 5) 3.9
29 (3; 26)
11 (1; 10)
Total 179 (69; 110) 100

*HBV, hepatitis B virus.

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