Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 27th, 1999
Most infected women are unaware of their condition and may pass the virus to their infants. Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus occurs in approximately 5 percent of live births to women with the virus.
Nearly 4 million Americans are infected with hepatitis C, which can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer or failure, and death. Overall prevalence is 1.8 percent, but rates are significantly higher among minorities and reproductive-aged...
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