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Hepatitis C in Canada
Depending on whom you talk to, the number of people with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in Canada can be anywhere from 220,000 to approximately twice that number. A Public Health Agency of Canada study in 2014 concluded that between 0.64% and 0.71% of Canada’s population were living with CHC in 2011. This is 220,697 people, and 44% of them were undiagnosed.
Hepatitis C in Egypt
Egypt has the highest prevalence of chronic HCV of any country worldwide—estimated at a rate of up to 8.5% in 2008, but declining to 7.3% in 2013.
Hepatitis C in Japan
Of all the industrialized countries of the world, Japan has the highest rate of hepatitis C (HCV). It also has one of the oldest and most varied histories of hepatitis C in the world among the industrialized modern nations.