Hepatitis C Virus infections trends in Italy, 1996-2006

@inproceedings{Torre2011HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C Virus infections trends in Italy, 1996-2006},
  author={Giuseppe La Torre and Maria Rosaria Gualano and L. A. Semyonov and Nicola Nicolotti and Walter Ricciardi and Antonio Boccia},
  booktitle={Hepatitis monthly},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 180 million people, 3% of the world population, are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). In Italy, the prevalence in the general population is reported to be greater than 5% and 9% among households of HCV-positive patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to estimate the trends of HCV infection in Italy in the period 1996-2006. MATERIALS AND METHODS The formula ln (rate) = b × years was applied for logarithmic… CONTINUE READING

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