Epidemiology of HCV infection.

  title={Epidemiology of HCV infection.},
  author={Vincenzo Baldo and Tatjana Baldovin and Renzo Trivello and Annarosa Floreani},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  volume={14 17},
It is estimated that approximately 130-170 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). According to data from WHO community and blood donor surveys, the African and Eastern Mediterranean countries report the highest prevalence rates (>10%). The rates of infection in the general population and the incidence of newly-acquired cases indicate an appreciable change in the epidemiology of the infection in recent years. Prior to the widespread screening of blood donations… CONTINUE READING


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