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Epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in the North West 2010: an update 2011

Epidemiology of hepatitis C in North West 2010 - update 2011

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Health Protection Agency

Publication date: November 2011

 

Synopsis

Hepatitis C remains a major public health problem with estimates of around 161,320 individuals with chronic infection in England. The Hepatitis C Action Plan for England published in 2004, specified the following areas for action:
 

  • surveillance and research;
  • increasing awareness and reducing undiagnosed infections
  • high quality health & social care services; and
  • prevention.

This report focuses on epidemiology of hepatitis C infection in the North West region using surveillance data that are
routinely available.


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Last reviewed: 13 January 2012