There are dozens of numbers associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Some of the more familiar, these from the CDC, include:
- There were ~ 30,500 cases of acute HCV infections reported in the US in 2014
- ~ 2.7 to 3.9 million people in the United States have chronic HCV
- ~ 75% to 85% of people who become infected with HCV develop chronic infection
- For those with chronic HCV infection, the chance of developing cirrhosis of the liver is 15% to 20% within 20 years.
- Antiviral treatment works for 50% to 90% of people treated
- 350,000 to 500,000 people die from HCV-related complications each year
- ~ 6 of every 100 infants born to mothers with hep C become infected with the virus
And, there are more. Which of the numbers in the 8-question quiz that follows are correct?
1. The number of cases of HCV infection worldwide increased dramatically after:
A. World War I
B. World War II
C. The Korean War
D. The Vietnam War