Published: 2021-05-25

Community-based transmission of hepatitis C in India: a systematic review

Absar Husain, Ajoke Akinola, Muskan Kaushik


To analyze the transmission of hepatitis C available studies differentiate state/province from the Indian region. In this review it has been described that there is strong association among the factors responsible for hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission and community-based complex intervention within public health. Total 25 most relevant articles included in this review for Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Odisha, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, and Gujarat. This systematic review followed the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The general concepts and topics covered by PRISMA are all relevant to any systematic review. All articles published before September 2020 that the electronic databases used in this search needed to draw content from the fields of tropical medicine, infectious disease, gastroenterology, sexually transmitted disease, communicable disease, family medicine physicians, public health and hepatology The respondent population was 104776 categorised into five major groups; general population, underprivileged population, associated risk patient, risk behavior group. We investigated an effective cluster, and random population from various locations, prevalence in community groups. Recommendation of this review is to develop a standardized public health structure between primary health-care providers in rural and urban populations, prevent infected blood transmission and proper screening of high-risk groups.



Community transmission, Hepatitis C virus, Hepatitis C in India, Risk population

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