Involved factors in the intrafamilial spread of hepatitis C virus.

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To investigate the risk of non-parenteral HCV infection, sera from 302 relatives of 120 anti-HCV positive subjects were tested for the presence of anti-HCV antibodies. For the sake of comparison, sera from 17,000 blood donors were also assayed. The prevalence of HCV positivity was 4.3% in household contacts, compared to 0.78% in the donor population… (More)

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