• Experts in British Columbia are requesting universal screening for hepatitis C in pregnant women in Canada 1 / 6

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  • If they are infected, they can be treated with drugs after delivery and before they get pregnant again. 2 / 6

  • As there is not enough evidence on safety in favour of treatment during pregnancy, medication between pregnancies is the safest approach. 3 / 6

  • Screening will allow doctors to suggest better health monitoring to avoid transmission to infants in future pregnancies. 4 / 6

  • Screening that identifies positive cases would also help ensure that infants born to such mothers are tested. 5 / 6

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