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This review summarises the classification of hepatitis C virus as a flavivirus, the identification and detection of HCV genotypes, and reviews the current information concerning the geographical and risk group associations of the common genotypes in Europe.


Journal article


J Hepatol

Publication Date



31 Suppl 1


54 - 60


Genetic Heterogeneity, Genotype, Hepacivirus, Hepatitis C, Humans, RNA, Viral