Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a big public health challenge in this millennium and the World Health Organization estimates that, until 1998, 170 million people carried the HCV worldwide and in recent years 200 million or 3% of the world population is infected with this virus . Low prevalence is reported in Europe and North America, while it’s high in the Far East and Africa where the prevalence exceeds 10% in Egypt. In Morocco, a recent study showing that among the 8326 samples tested by third generation ELISA, 161 samples were positive, so a prevalence of 1.93%.
Citation: Abdelaali B, Omar M, Taoufik D, Samir A, Saad M, et al. (2013) Hepatitis C Viral Prevalence and Seroconversion in Moroccan Hemodialysis Units: Eight Year Follow Up. J Med Diagn Meth 2:141. doi: 10.4172/2168-9784.1000141