Transmission of hepatitis C virus by blood transfusions and other medical procedures: a global review.

@article{Prati2006TransmissionOH,
  title={Transmission of hepatitis C virus by blood transfusions and other medical procedures: a global review.},
  author={Daniele Prati},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={607-16}
}
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of chronic blood-borne infection and chronic liver disease. The global epidemic of HCV infection emerged in the second half of the 20th century, and several lines of evidence indicate that it was primarily triggered and fed iatrogenically by the increasing use of parenteral therapies and blood transfusion. In developed countries, the rapid improvement of healthcare conditions and the introduction of anti-HCV screening for blood donors have led to a… CONTINUE READING