An article in Brit medical journal the Lancet tells us that "In Europe, an estimated 9 million people are infected [with Hep-C], but only half have been diagnosed". It continues that only France and Germany have screening programmes and a European wide approach is needed. Read the article here.
Hep-C (HCV) is serious. A friend of mine died from it two months ago. He was not injecting before he got HCV.