About the Authors

Linda Dunford

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, National Virus Reference Laboratory, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Michael J. Carr

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, National Virus Reference Laboratory, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Jonathan Dean

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, National Virus Reference Laboratory, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Allison Waters

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, National Virus Reference Laboratory, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Linh Thuy Nguyen

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Thu Hong Ta Thi

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Lan Anh Bui Thi

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Huy Duong Do

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Thu Thuy Duong Thi

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Ha Thu Nguyen

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Trinh Thi Diem Do

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Quynh Phuong Luu

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Jeff Connell

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, National Virus Reference Laboratory, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Suzie Coughlan

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, National Virus Reference Laboratory, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Hien Tran Nguyen

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ha Noi, Vietnam

William W. Hall

William.hall@ucd.ie (WWH); lananh_2003@yahoo.com (LANT)

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, National Virus Reference Laboratory, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Lan Anh Nguyen Thi

William.hall@ucd.ie (WWH); lananh_2003@yahoo.com (LANT)

Affiliations Ireland Vietnam Blood-Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI), Dublin, Ireland and Ha Noi Vietnam, Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LD Hien Tran Nguyen WWH LANT. Performed the experiments: LD JD LTN THTT Ha Thu Nguyen TTDD QPL LABT HDD TTDT. Analyzed the data: LD MC JD AW JC SC WWH LANT. Wrote the paper: LD MC JC SC WWH LANT.