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Is hepatitis C prevalent in the us?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Camilla Graham
Dr. Camilla Graham
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In brief: Yes

Yes and it is particularly prevalent in people who participate in risky behavior.

In brief: Yes

Yes and it is particularly prevalent in people who participate in risky behavior.
Dr. Robert Schlessel
Dr. Robert Schlessel
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