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Research Article

The Global Spread of Hepatitis C Virus 1a and 1b: A Phylodynamic and Phylogeographic Analysis

  • Gkikas Magiorkinis,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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  • Emmanouil Magiorkinis,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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  • Dimitrios Paraskevis,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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  • Simon Y. W. Ho,

    Affiliation: Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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  • Beth Shapiro,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Oliver G. Pybus,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Jean-Pierre Allain,

    Affiliation: Department of Haematology, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Angelos Hatzakis mail

    ahatzak@med.uoa.gr

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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  • Published: December 15, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000198

About the Authors

Gkikas Magiorkinis, Emmanouil Magiorkinis, Dimitrios Paraskevis, Angelos Hatzakis
Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Simon Y. W. Ho
Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Beth Shapiro
Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Oliver G. Pybus
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Jean-Pierre Allain
Department of Haematology, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: ahatzak@med.uoa.gr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: GM EM DP SYWH BS OGP JPA AH. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: GM EM DP SYWH BS OGP JPA AH. Designed the experiments/the study: GM DP BS OGP AH. Analyzed the data: GM JPA. Collected data/did experiments for the study: GM EM. Wrote the first draft of the paper: GM. Contributed to the writing of the paper: GM EM DP SYWH OGP JPA AH. Supervised research leading to the results/conclusions of this study: BS AH.