HCV prevalence in pregnant women in the UK.

  title={HCV prevalence in pregnant women in the UK.},
  author={Anthony E. Ades and Sarah E Parker and J C Walker and W David Cubitt and Rachael G Jones},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={125 2},
The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence and epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in pregnant women in the North Thames region, and in the UK in general. Demographic data were linked to neonatal samples prior to anonymization and testing by anti-HCV EIA, and with RIBA 3 confirmation. Risk factors for maternal infection were explored. Area-specific seroprevalence rates were multiplied into population sizes to estimate HCV prevalence in pregnant women in the UK. A… CONTINUE READING

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