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Ryan, H and Ryan, S (2014) Increasing incidence of hepatitis C among intravenous drug users in HSE Mid-West. NIHS Research Bulletin, 7, (1), p. 32.

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Four viruses are currently of particular concern in the context of drug misuse: Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, HIV and to a lesser degree and more sporadically, Hepatitis A. There have been recent increases in the levels of blood borne viruses among drug users (particularly those who inject). All client results since 2010 were reviewed to find  out the prevalence of Hepatitis C in our Mid-West clinic and compare this to national and international rates.

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