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Where in the world is hepatitis c the most prevalent?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Egypt: The prevalence of HCV ab positivity in egypt approaches 15% of the population.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Egypt: Unfortunately, due to a mass vaccination program in the 70s, where the same needle was used on multiple patients, many patients in egypt contracted hepatitis c. Of note, patients in the middle east are more likely to have genotype 4, whereas most patients in the U.S. Have genotype 1.

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