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Health Protection Surveillance Centre. (2013) Report on hepatitis C notifications quarter 2 2013. Dublin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

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The number of hepatitis C notifications in Q2 2013 (n=188) has decreased by 24% compared to Q1 2013 (n=249) and is a 28% decrease compared to the same period last year (n=260). The overall numbers of hepatitis C notifications continue to be lower than the high notification rates of 2007 and 2008. However, the overall profile remains the same, Males accounted for 70% of all new cases. The median age at notification for males at 39 years was higher than that for females at 34 years. Where risk factor data were available, the vast majority of cases (70%) in Q2 2013 have acquired their infection through injecting drug use.


Date:2013
Pages:2 p.
Publisher:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Corporate Creators:Health Protection Surveillance Centre
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis C
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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