Surveillance of hepatitis C
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How many cases are there of hepatitis C in Canada?
In 2018, the overall reported rate of hepatitis C infection in Canada was 33.6 cases per 100,000 people.
The Public Agency of Canada estimated that there were 317,100 people in Canada who ever had hepatitis C in 2017. Of these, an estimated 194,500 people were living with chronic hepatitis C.
How many cases are there of hepatitis C around the world?
According to the World Health Organization, globally, 130 million to 150 million people have chronic hepatitis C infection.
Approximately 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver diseases.
How does Canada monitor hepatitis C?
The Public Health Agency of Canada collects and publishes data on reported cases of hepatitis C received:
- from the provinces and territories
- through the Canadian Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (CNDSS)
Additional data is collected and analyzed through partnerships with:
- other federal departments
- local public health departments
For more information
Canada Communicable Disease Report
- I-Track: Enhanced surveillance of HIV, hepatitis C, and associated risk behaviours among people who inject drugs in Canada. Phase 3 (2010-2012) Report
- Summary of Key Findings from Y-Track Phase 6 (2009–2012)
- Hepatitis C in Canada: 2005-2010 Surveillance Report
- Testing and Treatment for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among Canadian Federal Inmates
- Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Canadian Street Youth: The Role of Injection Drug Use
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