Historical epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in select countries – volume 3

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dc.contributor.author Mokhbat, J. E.
dc.contributor.author Liakina, V.
dc.contributor.author Hamid, S.
dc.contributor.author Tanaka, J.
dc.contributor.author Olafsson, S.
dc.contributor.author Sharara, A. I.
dc.contributor.author Alavian, S. M.
dc.contributor.author Gheorghe, L.
dc.contributor.author El Hassan, E. S.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-10T14:01:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-10T14:01:18Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1352-0504 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5212
dc.description.abstract Detailed, country-specific epidemiological data are needed to characterize the burden of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection around the world. With new treatment options available, policy makers and public health officials must reconsider national strategies for infection control. In this study of 15 countries, published and unpublished data on HCV prevalence, viraemia, genotype, age and gender distribution, liver transplants and diagnosis and treatment rates were gathered from the literature and validated by expert consensus in each country. Viraemic prevalence in this study ranged from 0.2% in Iran and Lebanon to 4.2% in Pakistan. The largest viraemic populations were in Pakistan (7 001 000 cases) and Indonesia (3 187 000 cases). Injection drug use (IDU) and a historically unsafe blood supply were major risk factors in most countries. Diagnosis, treatment and liver transplant rates varied widely between countries. However, comparison across countries was difficult as the number of cases changes over time. Access to reliable data on measures such as these is critical for the development of future strategies to manage the disease burden. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Historical epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in select countries – volume 3 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200902719 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Viral Hepatitis en_US
dc.journal.volume 22 en_US
dc.journal.issue S4 en_US
dc.article.pages 4-20 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.12475 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Liakina, V., Hamid, S., Tanaka, J., Olafsson, S., Sharara, A. I., Alavian, S. M., ... & Abdou, A. (2015). Historical epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in select countries–volume 3. Journal of viral hepatitis, 22(S4), 4-20. en_US
dc.author.email jacques.mokhbat@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jvh.12475/full en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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