In April 2020, CDC published recommendations stating that all pregnant women should be screened for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, except in settings where the prevalence of HCV infection is <0.1%.
As of 2021, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the Infectious Disease Society of America, the US Preventive Services Task Force, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal-Medicine recommend screening all pregnant persons for HCV infection.
CDC worked with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists on creating a perinatal HCV case definition that will aid in identifying pregnant women living with HCV infection and their infants.
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