Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 17th, 2005
"To assess mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HCV in Cameroon, 5008 pregnant women were screened for HCV antibodies. Eighty-nine (1.8%) were HCV-antibody (HCV-Ab) positive," according to researchers in Cameroon.
"Among these, 7 (7.9%) were hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive, 6 (6.7%) human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive, and one (1.1%) was co-infected by both hepatitis B virus (HBV) and HIV. Sixty-eight (76%) out of 89 HCV-Ab positive pregnant women were HCV-RNA positive," said R. Njouom and colleagues, Pasteur Center of Cameroon.
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