Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in rural adult population of Bangladesh

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an important global health problem and may cause acute and chronic infection in man and is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease, cirrhosis of liver and hepatocellular carcinoma. HCV accounts for 40% of chronic liver disease1 . It is estimated that about 3% of global population is infected with HCV although prevalence ranges from 0.1 to more than 12%, depending on country which equals to approximately 170 million chronic carriers worldwide2.


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