Exploring the possibility of arthropod transmission of HCV.

@article{Houldsworth2017ExploringTP,
  title={Exploring the possibility of arthropod transmission of HCV.},
  author={Annwyne Houldsworth},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2017},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={
          187-194
        }
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer occurring in up to 3% of the world's population. Parenteral exposure to HCV is the major mode of transmission of infection. Once established, infection will persist in up to 85% of individuals with only a minority of patients clearing viremia. Egypt has possibly the highest HCV prevalence in the world where 10-20% of the general population are infected with HCV. Endemic HCV appears to be concentrated in… CONTINUE READING
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