Injecting drug use: A vector for the introduction of new hepatitis C virus genotypes
Simona Ruta, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Stefan S. Nicolau Institute of Virology, 030304 Bucharest, Romania
Costin Cernescu, Stefan S. Nicolau Institute of Virology, 030304 Bucharest, Romania
Author contributions: Ruta S and Cernescu C contributed equally to this work, designed the study, analyzed the data, and wrote the paper.
Supported by NIH grant 5P30 AI036211-19 (partially, subcontract PO 5600167489, through the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative); and the Romanian Academy Programme for the Stefan S. Nicolau Institute of Virology.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We undersigned, Simona Ruta and Costin Cernescu, authors of the review entitled “Injecting drug use: A vector for introduction of new hepatitis C virus genotypes”, submitted to World Journal of Gastroenterology declare no competing commercial, personal, political, intellectual, or religious interests in relation to the submitted work.
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Correspondence to: Simona Ruta, MD, PhD, Professor, Virology Chair, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Stefan S. Nicolau Institute of Virology, 285 sos Mihai Bravu, 030304 Bucharest, Romania. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: April 27, 2015
Peer-review started: April 29, 2015
First decision: June 2, 2015
Revised: June 19, 2015
Accepted: September 15, 2015
Article in press: September 15, 2015
Published online: October 14, 2015