Epidemiology of Hepatitis C Virus: A Battle on New Frontiers.

  title={Epidemiology of Hepatitis C Virus: A Battle on New Frontiers.},
  author={Norah J. Shire and Kenneth E Sherman},
  journal={Gastroenterology clinics of North America},
  volume={44 4},
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality in the United States and other parts of the world. The epidemiology of the disease is highly variable between and within countries, and strategies to deal with HCV identification and treatment must be tailored to the geographic location and the political and economic environment of the region. Although great strides have been made in improving HCV transmission risk in blood supply products, new challenges… CONTINUE READING

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