Is the hepatitis C virus epidemic over in Egypt? Incidence and risk factors of new hepatitis C virus infections.

@article{Mostafa2010IsTH,
  title={Is the hepatitis C virus epidemic over in Egypt? Incidence and risk factors of new hepatitis C virus infections.},
  author={Aya Mostafa and Sylvia M Taylor and Mai A El-Daly and Mostafa M El-Hoseiny and Iman Bakr and Naglaa Arafa and Val{\'e}rie Thiers and François Rimlinger and Mohamed Abdel-Hamid and Arnaud M Fontanet and Mostafa Kamal Mohamed},
  journal={Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={560-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence rates and identify risk factors for current HCV transmission with emphasis on the role of living with infected household family members in rural Egypt. METHODS A 4-year population-based, cohort study of seronegative villagers was conducted to identify incident HCV seroconversion cases. A risk factor questionnaire and blood samples for anti-HCV EIA-3 and HCV RNA polymerase chain reaction testing were collected at two rounds of follow-up… CONTINUE READING