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The Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Pregnant Women in Duhok City, Kurdistan Region of Iraq: A Brief Report

Nawfal R Hussein 1 , * , Hashim A Sharaf 2 and Shaveen Mahdi 3
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1 Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Duhok, Duhok, Iraq
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Azadi Teaching Hospital, Duhok, Iraq
3 Duhok Maternity Hospital, Duhok, Iraq
Article information
  • Women’s Health Bulletin: 6 (2); e91494
  • Published Online: April 28, 2019
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: March 11, 2019
  • Revised: April 16, 2019
  • Accepted: April 16, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/whb.91494

How to Cite: Hussein N R, Sharaf H A, Mahdi S. The Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Pregnant Women in Duhok City, Kurdistan Region of Iraq: A Brief Report, Women Health Bull. Online ahead of Print ; 6(2):e91494. doi: 10.5812/whb.91494.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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