Surveillance of hepatitis C

Learn about hepatitis C surveillance.

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How many cases are there of hepatitis C in Canada?

In 2019, the overall reported rate of hepatitis C infection in Canada was 30.4 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:

Additional data is collected and analyzed through partnerships with:

  • academia
  • other federal departments
  • local public health departments

For more information

Canada Communicable Disease Report


Other reports

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