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A viral hepatitis that is either acute or chronic, caused by an RNA virus and occurring either simultaneously with acute hepatitis B or as a superinfection in chronic hepatitis B. It is transmitted primarily by exposure to infected blood or blood products and is most prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas of the Mediterranean basin.
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El VHD, tambien conocido como agente delta, es el unico perteneciente al genero Deltavirus
Hepatitis delta virus is the only representative of the Deltavirus
genus, which consists of 7 differentiated major clades.
Chapter 31 Other Viruses: Hepesviruses, Hepadnaviridae, Deltavirus
, Anelloviruses and Unclassified Viruses