The number of people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the country of Georgia has hit record levels, the Trend News Agency reports. Nearly 200,000 of its citizens have hep C, and 2,000 new cases are emerging annually. Only 10 percent of Georgians with HCV can afford treatment. Currently, there is no official program in the country for the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of the virus. Georgia has the most people with HCV in the South Caucasus region, located between Europe and Asia.

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