Hepatitis C virus infection among children in aboriginal areas in Taiwan.

@article{Wu2008HepatitisCV,
  title={Hepatitis C virus infection among children in aboriginal areas in Taiwan.},
  author={T. N. Wu and W P Chuang and C. Y. Dai and Jee-Fu Huang and M. -J. Hsieh and N T Hou and Li-Po Lee and W Lin and Jeng-Fu Yang and Chao-Chin Chiu and Shinn-Cherng Chen and M H Hsieh and Wen-Yu Chang and Ming-Lung Yu},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 9},
  pages={935-8}
}
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among adults in aboriginal areas has been shown to be higher than in urban areas in Taiwan. Whether the prevalence of HCV infection is also higher among children in aboriginal areas remains unclear. In total, 1176 schoolchildren in four aboriginal areas were invited to participate in the study. All children were tested for serum antibodies to HCV (anti-HCV) and liver enzymes. The age range of children was 6-13 years. Another 606 sex- and age… CONTINUE READING