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Hepatitis C: An Overview

Prevalence | Incidence | Demographics | Natural History | Transmission
Prevention | HCV Testing | Treatment | What You Need To Know

Incidence

  • Incidence
    • 1985 – 1989: Number of new hepatitis C infections each year was estimated at 242,000.
    • Since 1989: Sharp decline in the number of new infections.
    • 2001: Estimated 25,000 new infections.
  • Michigan
    • An estimated 182,000 people have been exposed to the virus.
    • An estimated 130,000 are chronically infected.
    • Approximately 31,500 cases have been reported to the MDCH to date.
    • An estimated 730 new cases each year.

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