The next wave of hepatitis C virus: The epidemic of intravenous drug use

@article{Shiffman2018TheNW,
  title={The next wave of hepatitis C virus: The epidemic of intravenous drug use},
  author={Mitchell L. Shiffman},
  journal={Liver International},
  year={2018},
  volume={38},
  pages={34 - 39}
}
  • M. Shiffman
  • Published 1 February 2018
  • Medicine
  • Liver International
The epidemic of hepatitis C virus (HCV) began in the 1960s when transmission was primarily the result of blood transfusions. By 1990, when HCV was identified and a serologic test for screening donated blood was implemented, 123 million persons had already become infected worldwide and HCV was the most common cause of cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and the most common indication for liver transplantation. Approximately 75% of persons with HCV are “baby boomers” born between the years 1945… 
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