Published in Health and Medicine Week, July 30th, 2001
Injecting illegal drugs, undergoing blood transfusions, and having unprotected sexual contact with an infected individual are some of the risk factors for becoming infecting with HCV. However, mothers infected with HCV can pass the virus to their infants during pregnancy, a process known as vertical transmission. Medical researchers in Italy say vertical transmission caused as many as 46% of pediatric HCV cases in the past decade, with blood transfusions making...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Health and Medicine Week
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.