HCV is a single-strand RNA belonging to the family Flaviviridae and the genus Hepacivirus
(Rosen, 2011; Simmonds et al., 2005).
Every year about 350,000 persons die due to infection with HCV4 which is a small enveloped, single stranded RNA virus, classified as a separate genus hepacivirus
in the Flaviviridae family5.
HCV is a enveloped, single-stranded positive sense RNA virus belonging to genus Hepacivirus
, family Flaviviridae.
We used the following key terms in the search: "premarital examinations," "premarital screening," "premarital hepatitis screening," with each also combined with the terms "hepatitis B virus," "hepacivirus
," "hepatitis C virus," "HBV," and "HCV."
Due to its unique characteristics a separate genus Hepacivirus
has been defined for HCV.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) belongs to the family Flaviviridae, genus Hepacivirus
. HCV infection is one of the major causes of chronic liver disease and an important health problem worldwide.
Nasal and oropharyngeal swab specimens tested negative to a panel of molecular assays for CIRD-associated common and emerging viral agents: canine adenovirus (CAV) types 1 and 2, canine distemper virus, canid herpesvirus 1 (CHV-1), canine respiratory coronavirus, influenza virus, canine parainfluenza virus, canine pneumovirus, nonprimate canine hepacivirus
Hepatitis C virus (HCV), a member of the Hepacivirus
genus in the Flaviviridae family, is an enveloped virus with an icosahedral capsid that encloses a single-stranded positive sense genomic RNA of approximately 9.5 kb in length [1, 2].
Flaviviridae is composed of four genera: Flavivirus, Pestivirus, Pegvirus, and Hepacivirus
, and causes several diseases and mortality in humans and animals.
Representatives of the flaviviruses are colored red (dengue virus and pestivirus), green (flavivirus), blue (tick-borne flavivirus), light-blue (insect-specific flavivirus), yellow (hepacivirus
), and magenta (pegivirus).