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HEPATITIS c Virus prevention IN EGYPT
Reducing Transmission by Reducing Exposure



  • Egypt has the largest epidemic of HCV in the world.
  • The prevalence of HCV in Egypt is 14.7%
  • New data on HCV in Egypt Click here
  • How to prevent HCV transmission in Egypt: Click here
  • How HCV is transmitted in Egypt and in general  Click here
  • How an individual can learn to protect themselves from infection in Egypt Click here
  • General information about HCV in Egypt  Click here
  • General information about HCV worldwide  Click here
  • There is NO justification for Egyptians to be tested for HCV for employment Click here
  • Information on HCV control projects in Egypt and how to contribute to these projects - see below
  • The website is a work in progress. Soon we hope to have the entire web site in Arabic as well.
  • Recently we included a webpage on Prevention in Arabic. عربى
  • Reference materials and useful links - Travel to Egypt
  • Visit the University of Pittsburgh WHO Collaborating Center Supercourse lecture on HCV in Egypt

Changing prevention from people to providers

Hepatitis C virus awareness programs in Egypt

Public health hepatitis C virus awareness programs are not working.

This is because these awareness programs are directed at the general public when instead awareness should be directed to all health care providers.

HCV is spread by blood. The most likely place a person in the community, especially in Egypt will be exposed to blood is from medical or dental care providers. Primary prevention of HCV requires that doctors and dentist and their assistants and their clinics have to be clean and free of blood. All instruments  and needles and syringes have to be sterile.  This is the problem because the providers are not taking care to make sure that the patients are not being exposed to blood from other patients which may have the HCV virus.

Read the new report

Fighting Hepatitis C in Egypt

 published in
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