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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2016, Article ID 7370524, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7370524
Review Article

Hepatitis C Virus in North Africa: An Emerging Threat

1Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tripoli University, P.O. Box 82668, Tripoli, Libya
2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Biotechnology, Tripoli University, P.O. Box 82668, Tripoli, Libya
3Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Tripoli University, P.O. Box 13662, Tripoli, Libya
4Department of Surgery, Tripoli Medical Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Tripoli University, P.O. Box 82668, Tripoli, Libya
5Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medical Technology, Algabal Algarbi University, P.O. Box 3321, Nalut, Libya

Received 6 April 2016; Revised 21 June 2016; Accepted 19 July 2016

Academic Editor: Anna Linda Zignego

Copyright © 2016 Mohamed A. Daw et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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