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Volume 27, Number 2—February 2021

Hepatitis C Virus Transmission Clusters in Public Health and Correctional Settings, Wisconsin, USA, 2016–20171

Karli R. Hochstatter2Comments to Author , Damien C. Tully2, Karen A. Power, Ruth Koepke, Wajiha Z. Akhtar, Audrey F. Prieve, Thomas Whyte, David J. Bean, David W. Seal, Todd M. Allen3, and Ryan P. Westergaard3
Author affiliations: University, New York, New York, USA (K.R. Hochstatter); University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (K.R. Hochstatter, R. Koepke, W.Z. Akhtar, R.P. Westergaard); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (D.C. Tully); Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (D.C. Tully, K.A. Power, D.J. Bean, T.M. Allen); Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison (R. Koepke, R.P. Westergaard); Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, Madison (A.F. Prieve, T. Whyte); Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (D.W. Seal)

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Table 2

Characteristics of samples with mixed hepatitis C virus genotypes, collected from persons in public health or correctional settings, Wisconsin, USA, 2016–2017

Sample/person no. Major genotype (%) Minor genotype (%) Risk factor*
116 1a (96.75) 2a (3.25) Unknown
63 1a (99.38) 3a (0.62) Ever injected drugs, ever shared works
318 1a (96.18) 3a (3.82) Unknown
338 1a (99.72) 6f (0.28) Ever injected drugs
306 1a (98.57) 2b (0.59) Ever injected drugs, ever shared works

*When this evidence is available, the person can be classified as man who has sex with men, ever injected drugs, or ever shared works.

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1The methods described in this article, along with preliminary results from the first 231 specimens analyzed, were presented in poster format at the 8th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users; 2019 Sep 11–13; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2These first authors contributed equally to this article.

3These senior authors contributed equally to this article.

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