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Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group
Hepatitis C is an RNA virus that is commonly spread through needle sharing in heroin users. The virus mutates as it spreads from one place to another. Genotype 1 and 3 are common in South and South East Asia. Genotype 6 is unique as it is found mostly in South East Asia including Hong Kong. The genotypic pattern of hepatitis C somehow reflects the epidemiology of heroin addiction, but there are still many gaps in our knowledge as to why one genotype should predominate in a specific location.
What is Hepatitis C? 什麼是丙型肝炎？
How does it spread? 如何傳播？
Vaccine? Prevention? 如何預防？
Further information 詳細資料