Prevalence and risk factors of HCV infection in Poland.

  title={Prevalence and risk factors of HCV infection in Poland.},
  author={R Flisiak and Waldemar Halota and Andrzej Jerzy Horban and Jacek Juszczyk and Malgorzata Pawlowska and Krzysztof Adam Simon},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  volume={23 12},
BACKGROUND According to small studies carried out in preselected populations, the estimated prevalence of anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies in Poland ranges from 0.6 to 2.1%. AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of anti-HCV and HCV RNA among patients and healthcare workers. METHODS Anti-HCV antibodies were measured (Elecsys, Roche) in serum samples from 26,057 adults, consecutive patients or healthcare workers, from hospitals and out patient clinics not involved… CONTINUE READING