National estimates of Hepatitis C


Volume 46–11/12, November 5, 2020: Oral Health in Canada

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National estimates of Hepatitis C incidence, prevalence and undiagnosed proportion

Source: National estimates of Hepatitis C (HCV) incidence and prevalence in Canada, 2017. People living with Hepatitis C in Canada, 2017. Public Health Agency of Canada. Government of Canada. 2020.

Hepatitis C incidence and prevalence in Canada – Globally, viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year—more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria. HCV is not preventable by vaccine and despite the availability of effective treatment for hepatitis C, the healthcare burden in Canada associated with the complications of HCV is not decreasing. This infographic summarizes the estimates of national HCV incidence and prevalence in Canada. A more detailed report will be available in the coming months. Reporting on these measures supports the Government of Canada’s commitment to the global goal of ending viral hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and other STBBI as public health threats by 2030.

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