Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 1st, 2004
According to recent research from Brazil, "in order to evaluate the significance of injecting vitamins complexes and stimulants minutes before soccer games and its role in spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) we interviewed and tested 40 ex-soccer players, who played professionally in Mato Grosso, Brazil, between 1970 and 1989. Five players were found anti-HCV positive with enzyme-immunoassay. When re-tested by imunoblot (RIBA), three of these five were confirmed to be positive reacting."
"The anti-HCV positivity (7.5%) was higher than usually found among blood donors (0.9%) in...
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