Noble goals, unforeseen consequences: control of tropical diseases in colonial Central Africa and the iatrogenic transmission of blood‐borne viruses

@article{Pepin2008NobleGU,
  title={Noble goals, unforeseen consequences: control of tropical diseases in colonial Central Africa and the iatrogenic transmission of blood‐borne viruses},
  author={Jacques Pépin and Annie-Claude Labb{\'e}},
  journal={Tropical Medicine \& International Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={13}
}
Background  In southern Cameroon, 40–50% of individuals born before 1945 have antibodies against hepatitis C virus (HCV), suggesting massive iatrogenic transmission of at least one blood‐borne virus in the region of the world where SIVcpz emerged into HIV‐1. 
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