Number of HCV Infections and Deaths Worldwide

"About 150 million people are chronically infected with HCV. More than 350,000 people are estimated to die from HCV-related liver diseases each year. Exposure to blood through injections with non-sterile equipment or transfusion of infected blood products is a common and preventable cause of HBV and HCV infections."

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"Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis Infection: Framework for Global Action" (Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2012), WHO/HSE/PED/HIP/GHP 2012.1, p. 7.
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