Published in Hepatitis Weekly, May 17th, 2004
According to scientists in the United States, "Large cohorts of persons infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) that include patients with multiple risk exposures and behaviors have been rarely reported. We herein describe a population-based cohort of 759 Alaska Natives (AN) with HCV who were recruited into a long-term follow-up study. History of injection drug use (IDU) was reported by 60.1% and blood transfusion by 14.0%.
"The most common genotype was la (42.0%), followed by 1b (20.3%), 2b (14.7%), 3a (14.3%), and...
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