Transmission of hepatitis C in an isolated area in Japan: community-acquired infection. The South Kiso Hepatitis Study Group.

@article{Kiyosawa1994TransmissionOH,
  title={Transmission of hepatitis C in an isolated area in Japan: community-acquired infection. The South Kiso Hepatitis Study Group.},
  author={Kendo Kiyosawa and Ehji Tanaka and Takeshi Sodeyama and Kaname Yoshizawa and Koji Yabu and Kouichiro Furuta and Haruhiko Imai and Yoko Nakano and Seiichi Usuda and Koichiro Uemura},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1994},
  volume={106 6},
  pages={1596-602}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection not due to drug needle sharing or transfusion is largely unknown in communities. A search for risk factors for HCV infection in an endemic area might elucidate inapparent modes of transmission. METHODS We conducted screening for hepatitis virus markers and parenteral exposures to blood among 435 inhabitants in an isolated area known for its endemicity for non-A, non-B hepatitis and in a nonendemic area with 1542 inhabitants… CONTINUE READING
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