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Global prevalence and genotype distribution of hepatitis C virus infection in 2015: a modelling study

ContributorsThe Polaris Observatory HCV Collaborators
CollaboratorsNegro, Francesco
Published inThe Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, vol. 2, no. 3, p. 161-176
Publication date2017
Abstract

The 69th World Health Assembly approved the Global Health Sector Strategy to eliminate hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by 2030, which can become a reality with the recent launch of direct acting antiviral therapies. Reliable disease burden estimates are required for national strategies. This analysis estimates the global prevalence of viraemic HCV at the end of 2015, an update of-and expansion on-the 2014 analysis, which reported 80 million (95% CI 64-103) viraemic infections in 2013.

Keywords
  • Cost of Illness
  • Delphi Technique
  • Disease Eradication
  • Genotype
  • Global Health/statistics & numerical data
  • Hepatitis C
  • Chronic/epidemiology/genetics/prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Prevalence
  • Viremia/epidemiology/genetics
Citation (ISO format)
The Polaris Observatory HCV Collaborators. Global prevalence and genotype distribution of hepatitis C virus infection in 2015: a modelling study. In: The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2017, vol. 2, n° 3, p. 161–176. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(16)30181-9
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