Information about HCV on the CDC website is evolving albeit slowly.
Click the map for a larger view. Imagine that all veterans with HCV (resolved or active infections) were isolated together in their own country. They’d have to provide a different and darker legend color because a prevalence of 2.9% is not descriptive enough illustrate the magnitude of HCV in the veteran population. In fact, the HCV endemic all the countries should be marked with a different color.
According to 2006-2007 research (click table for larger image), among the HCV endemic countries are: Egypt (18%); Rwanda (17%); Cameroon (17%); Burundi (11%); Bolivia (11%); Guinea (11%); Mongolia (11%).
But medium/high risk countries are countries that have a prevelance of HCV over 2% according to these researchers’ references.
In my opinion, there is little enthusiasm or concern about the domestic or global HCV crisis from the CDC’s leadership.