Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 11th, 1995
Vertical and horizontal transmission of hepatitis C virus in families has been documented, based on comparisons of a part of the nucleotide sequence of the HCV genome. The incidence of intrafamilial transmission of hepatitis C virus is controversial, however, and it is still largely unknown how HCV is spread among general populations.
"To assess the role of HCV infection in families, we made a seroepidemiologic survey in an HCV-endemic area, Iki Island of Japan, testing for second-generation...
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