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Is hepatitis c prevalent in the us?

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Dr. Robert Schlessel
Specializes in General Surgery
Yes: Yes and it is particularly prevalent in people who participate in risky behavior.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
3to 5 million in US: 200 million people are affected world wide that is 3.3 % of world population. In usa it is estimated 3 to 5 million people are infected.
Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Esp 1945-1965 group: One out of 30 people born between 1945-1965 in the us has hepatitis c, and as many as 1 out of 23 men in this birth cohort are infected. An estimated 40% of these people already have advanced fibrosis because they were infected 20 - 40 years ago. This is why the cdc recommends a one-time hepatitis c antibody test for everyone born between 1945-1965. Tell your family and friends!

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Where in the world is hepatitis C the most prevalent?

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Dr. Lance Stein
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Egypt: The prevalence of HCV ab positivity in egypt approaches 15% of the population.

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