Hidden hazards of HCV transmission

  title={Hidden hazards of HCV transmission},
  author={Rob{\'e}rio Amorim de Almeida Pond{\'e}},
  journal={Medical Microbiology and Immunology},
  • R. Pondé
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Hepatitis C virus infection is a global health problem that has important epidemiological and clinical consequences. It has been well established that exposure to infected blood is the main risk factor for HCV transmission. However, in 20% of cases the agent transmission occurs by unknown route or in the presence of an unidentified source of infection. Understanding of the epidemiology of HCV is needed to help us define future control and preventive strategies. Herein, we discuss about… 

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