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MMWR: Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Women Giving Birth — Tennessee and United States, 2009–2014

Friday, May 12, 2017   (0 Comments)

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects an estimated 3.5 million persons in the United States (1), making it the most common bloodborne infection in the country. Recent surveillance data showed increased rates of HCV infection among adolescents and adults who are predominantly white, live in nonurban areas, and have a history of injection drug use.* U.S. birth certificate data were used to analyze trends and geographic variations in rates of HCV infection among women giving birth during 2009–2014.

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