What is the global prevalence of hepatitis C (Hep C)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Worldwide, 170 million persons have hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, which represents 3% of the world population. [31] The prevalence of HCV antibody is less than 3% in developed nations. The prevalences are as high as 70% in highly endemic countries, such as Egypt; the high prevalences relate to specific practices that transmit the disease at specific times in the population.

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