Half a million French are infected with hepatitis C virus

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 04 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1187
  1. ALEXANDER DOROZYNSKI, freelance journalist
  1. Paris

    At least 500000 people in France have been infected with hepatitis C virus, according to a report released last week by the minister of health, Dr Elisabeth Hubert. This is the first time that detailed statistics have been made available to evaluate the number of infections, which were previously estimated at 500000 to two million. The report is the outcome of seven epidemiological surveys carried out over the past two years by teams of experts including virologists and specialists in public health. It was prepared by the national public health network, directed by Professor Jacques Drucker.

    The survey found …

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