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Hepatitis C virus (HCV)

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Joined: 19 Dec 2010

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the major public health problem and it is one of the most important causes of chronic liver diseases all over the world. Studying the epidemiology of such problematic virus plays an important role on the methods of its prevention. Such epidemiology varies geographically and temporally due to distribution and evolution of risk factors. In Europe and North America the prevalence of HCV is about 1%. Though it was higher among southern Italy and Southern Spain as it varied between 8.4%-22.4%. Furthermore the epidemiology of HCV was highly associated with a certain risk groups such as: blood and blood products,
Intravenous drug abusers (IVDA), sexual transmission.


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