Review of health services available for persons who contracted Hepatitis C through the administration within the state of blood or blood products

Hannah McGee, Anne Hickey, Mary Smith & Molly Byrne
Hepatitis C is a relatively common blood-borne infectious disease. It has been estimated that 3% of the world’s population is infected. Hepatitis C accounts for about 20% of cases of acute hepatitis and 70% of cases of chronic hepatitis. Its importance is that it is a major cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer1. End-stage liver disease secondary to hepatitis C virus infection is main reason for liver transplantation. Following the discovery in February 1994 that...
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