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10. What is the global prevalence of chronic hepatitis C?

Although the map for chronic hepatitis C infections looks a little bit like the map for hepatitis B actually the red areas, the highest areas of hepatitis C don’t conform to the liver cancer map. The area in Africa with the highest hepatitis C infection rate is Egypt and that’s because when people are treated for schistosomiasis in Egypt which is sort of the most common disease they used injections that had contaminated needles and they spread hepatitis C all through the population.