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Hepatitis B virus epidemiology, disease burden, treatment, and current and emerging prevention and control measures
  • D. Lavanchy
  • Medicine
    Journal of viral hepatitis
  • 1 March 2004
TLDR
More efficacious treatments, mass immunization programs, and safe injection techniques are essential for eliminating HBV infection and reducing global HBV‐related morbidity and mortality.
Evolving epidemiology of hepatitis C virus.
  • D. Lavanchy
  • Medicine
    Clinical microbiology and infection : the…
  • 1 February 2011
TLDR
The present assessment finds a global prevalence of 2.35%, affecting 160 million chronically infected individuals, and there is an urgent need for more accurate Information on the costs and burden of HCV to society.
The role of parenteral antischistosomal therapy in the spread of hepatitis C virus in Egypt
TLDR
The data suggest that PAT had a major role in the spread of HCV throughout Egypt, and this intensive transmission established a large reservoir of chronic HCV infection, responsible for the high prevalence ofHCV infection and current high rates of transmission.
The global burden of hepatitis C
  • D. Lavanchy
  • Medicine
    Liver international : official journal of the…
  • 1 January 2009
TLDR
The reduction of global mortality and morbidity related to chronic hepatitis C should be a concern to public health authorities, and primary, secondary and tertiary prevention activities should be implemented and monitored in each country, with precise targets set to be reached.
The present and future disease burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with today's treatment paradigm
TLDR
The current treatment rate and efficacy are not sufficient to manage the disease burden of hepatitis C virus and alternative strategies are required to keep the number of HCV individuals with advanced liver disease and liver‐related deaths from increasing.
Worldwide epidemiology of HBV infection, disease burden, and vaccine prevention.
  • D. Lavanchy
  • Medicine
    Journal of clinical virology : the official…
  • 1 December 2005
TLDR
Hepatitis B and all of the complications resulting from it, as well hepatitis D (HDV and its complications, are globally preventable by hepatitis B vaccination, and therefore elimination of HBV transmission and of new acute and chronic infections is a feasible goal.
Global Epidemiology of Hepatitis B Virus Infection
TLDR
The great impact of routine infant and childhood hepatitis B immunization programs, which have caused a dramatic reduction of HBsAg carriage in immunized cohorts of children, and have led to significant decreases in HBV transmission and the occurrence of related cirrhosis and liver cancer in various populations are noted.
Chronic viral hepatitis as a public health issue in the world.
  • D. Lavanchy
  • Medicine
    Best practice & research. Clinical…
  • 1 December 2008
This article will focus on the impact caused by chronic viral hepatitis B and C globally and will discuss public health measures that have to be implemented in order to prevent and control these
Global prevalence and genotype distribution of hepatitis C virus infection in 2015: a modelling study.
TLDR
The global estimate of viraemic HCV infections is lower than previous estimates, largely due to more recent prevalence estimates in Africa, and increased mortality due to liver-related causes and an ageing population may have contributed to a reduction in infections.
Historical epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in selected countries
TLDR
In most countries, prevalence rates were higher among males, reflecting higher rates of injection drug use, and Diagnosis, treatment and transplant levels also differed considerably between countries.
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