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Hepatitis C infects almost 2% of US population

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 28 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:535
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Almost 2% of the population in the United States is infected with hepatitis C, according to a new comprehensive national report, making the virus the most common chronic blood borne infection in the country.

    The report was based on data gathered through the third national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES III), a government programme that surveyed 40000 people throughout the United States from 1988 to 1994. According to the …

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