Infectious Diseases of Poverty
[Accessed 16 Mar 2019]
| 15 March 2019
Epidemiology and management of hepatitis C virus infections in immigrant populations
At present, there is a continuous flow of immigrants from the south of the world to north-western countries. Often immigrants originate from areas of high-prevalence of viral hepatitis and pose a challenge to the healthcare systems of the host nations. Aims of this study is to evaluate the prevalence and virological and clinical characteristics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in immigrants and the strategies to identify and take care of the immigrants infected with HCV.
Authors: Nicola Coppola, Loredana Alessio, Lorenzo Onorato, Caterina Sagnelli, Margherita Macera, Evangelista Sagnelli and Mariantonietta Pisaturo