Chapter 25. Epidemiology

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Josep Quer and
  2. Juan I Esteban Mur

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch25

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Quer, J. and Mur, J. I. E. (2005) Epidemiology, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131

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Keywords:

  • hepatitis C virus (HCV);
  • epidemiology;
  • transmission mechanisms;
  • percutaneous transmission;
  • haemodialysis patients

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Transmission mechanisms and groups at risk for HCV infection

  • Prevalence of HCV infection among blood donors and the general population

  • Summary