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Research Article

Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Guinea-Bissau: A Sexually Transmitted Genotype 2 with Parenteral Amplification?

  • Mireille Plamondon,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Centre for International Health, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • Annie-Claude Labbé,

    Affiliation: Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Eric Frost,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Centre for International Health, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • Sylvie Deslandes,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Centre for International Health, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • Alfredo Claudino Alves,

    Affiliation: Hopital Simao Mendes, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

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  • Nathalie Bastien,

    Affiliation: Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Jacques Pepin mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jacques.pepin@usherbrooke.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Centre for International Health, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

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  • Published: April 18, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000372

About the Authors

Mireille Plamondon, Eric Frost, Sylvie Deslandes, Jacques Pepin
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Centre for International Health, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Annie-Claude Labbé, Nathalie Bastien
Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Alfredo Claudino Alves
Hopital Simao Mendes, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

Corresponding Author

Email: jacques.pepin@usherbrooke.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JP MP AL. Performed the experiments: MP AA. Analyzed the data: JP MP AL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AL EF SD NB. Wrote the paper: JP MP AL EF SD NB AA.