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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Sep 1978; 75(9): 4533–4537.
PMCID: PMC336150

A virus similar to human hepatitis B virus associated with hepatitis and hepatoma in woodchucks.


Particles with properties similar to those associated with human hepatitis B were found in serum from woodchucks with chronic hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma. It is suggested that woodchuck hepatitis virus is a second member of a novel class of viruses represented by the human hepatitis B virus.

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