Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis in Saudi Arabia: Are We Off the Hook?

@inproceedings{Abdo2012EpidemiologyOV,
  title={Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis in Saudi Arabia: Are We Off the Hook?},
  author={Ayman Assad Abdo and Faisal M Sanai and Faleh Zaid Al-Faleh},
  booktitle={Saudi journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association},
  year={2012}
}
Some 400 million people worldwide are currently infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV), and the infection is common in the Middle East. Another 170 million people around the globe presently live with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Both HBV and HCV represent a worldwide epidemic. Despite significant decline in the prevalence of HBV and HCV infection in Saudi Arabia, these viral diseases cause significant morbidity and mortality, and impose a great burden on the country's… CONTINUE READING
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