Prevalence of hepatitis C virus in mothers and their children in Malawi

  title={Prevalence of hepatitis C virus in mothers and their children in Malawi},
  author={James M Fox and Robert Newton and Marija Bedaj and Ada Keding and Elizabeth Molyneux and Lucy M. Carpenter and Fabiola Martin and Nora Mutalima},
  booktitle={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
OBJECTIVES Hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence is poorly mapped in the East African region; with the advent of novel HCV therapies, better epidemiological data are required to target the infection. We sought to estimate HCV prevalence in healthy Malawian mothers and assess mother-to-child transmission (MTCT); context is provided by reviewing previously published HCV prevalence data from the region. METHODS Using ELISA screening and confirmatory blot, serological testing of 418 healthy Malawian… CONTINUE READING


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