Addressing HCV infection in Europe: reported, estimated and undiagnosed cases.

@article{Merkinaite2008AddressingHI,
  title={Addressing HCV infection in Europe: reported, estimated and undiagnosed cases.},
  author={Simona Merkinaite and Jeffrey V Lazarus and Charles Gore},
  journal={Central European journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={106-10}
}
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major public health problem due to its high prevalence, high rate of onward transmission and health complications. As many as 85% of people infected with HCV may go on to become chronic carriers of the disease with the risk of developing liver cancer or cirrhosis. At present, it is the most common cause of chronic liver disease and liver transplantation in a number of countries, with an estimated 250,000 people dying annually from HCV-related causes. Despite the… CONTINUE READING