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Moran, Joanne and McIver, Margaret and Thornton, Lelia (2013) Hepatitis C in Ireland: 2004-2012. Epi-Insight , 14 , (7) .

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Hepatitis C became a notifiable disease in Ireland in 2004. A total of 11,527 cases of hepatitis C have been notified in Ireland between 2004 and 2012, which averages at 1,281 notifications yearly. The number of hepatitis C notifications in 2012 (n=1036) is the lowest recorded annual figure since 2004. This represents a 33% decline compared to the highest notification figures recorded in 2007 (n=1539) (Figure 1). The higher notification rates seen in earlier years could be partly attributed to hepatitis C cases diagnosed before hepatitis C became notifiable, for whom repeat testing was carried out after 2004.


Item Type:Article
Date:2013
Publisher:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Volume:14
Number:7
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis C

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