Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 30th, 1998
The finding contradicts those of earlier studies which reported rates of sexual transmission of HCV between spouses to be as low as 1 percent.
Dr. Rachana M. Kumar, United Arab Emirates University, determined the incidence of anti-HCV antibodies in 442 family members of 65 pregnant, Egyptian women who were anti-HCV positive and asymptomatic for the disease and of a control group of 65 pregnant women who were negative for anti-HCV antibodies.
Interspousal transmission was determined...
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