Vertical transmission of hepatitis C: towards universal antenatal screening in the era of new direct acting antivirals (DAAs)? Short review and analysis of the situation in Switzerland


Feb 2016 by Journal of Virus Eradication
This article uses the example of Switzerland to look at how recent developments in hepatitis C therapy might impact upon the prevention of hepatitis C vertical (i.e. mother to baby) transmission. It finds that universal screening for hepatitis C among pregnant women should be urgently re-evaluated in the light of the new treatments which are now available.
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