Determination of the burden of hepatitis C virus infection in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302397
Title:
Determination of the burden of hepatitis C virus infection in Ireland
Authors:
THORNTON, L.; MURPHY, N.; JONES, L.; CONNELL, J.; DOOLEY, S.; GAVIN, S.; HUNTER, K.; BRENNAN, A.
Citation:
Determination of the burden of hepatitis C virus infection in Ireland 2011, 140 (08):1461 Epidemiology and Infection
Publisher:
Epidemiol. Infect
Journal:
Epidemiology and Infection
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302397
DOI:
10.1017/S0950268811001920
Additional Links:
http://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0950268811001920
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Information on the burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) disease is needed to inform policy decisions on primary and secondary prevention. Specimen-based laboratory data (1989-2004) were converted to person-based data and combined with notification data (2004-2009) to describe the burden of HCV infection in Ireland. More than 10,000 people were confirmed as HCV infected in 1989-2004, with the numbers peaking in 2000. The predominant genotypes were 1 (55%) and 3 (39%). Drug use was the most likely risk factor in 80%, with receipt of blood or blood products in 16%. It is estimated that 20 000-50,000 people in Ireland are chronically infected with HCV, a population prevalence of 0·5-1·2%, which is similar to other countries in Northern Europe. This is the first published estimate of the number of chronic HCV infections in Ireland. These data will be of value in health service planning and will contribute to the understanding of HCV infection in Europe.
Keywords:
EPIDEMIOLOGY; HEPATITIS C
ISSN:
0950-2688; 1469-4409

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTHORNTON, L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMURPHY, N.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorJONES, L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorCONNELL, J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDOOLEY, S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGAVIN, S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHUNTER, K.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBRENNAN, A.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-27T11:05:34Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-27T11:05:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationDetermination of the burden of hepatitis C virus infection in Ireland 2011, 140 (08):1461 Epidemiology and Infectionen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0950-2688-
dc.identifier.issn1469-4409-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0950268811001920-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302397-
dc.descriptionInformation on the burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) disease is needed to inform policy decisions on primary and secondary prevention. Specimen-based laboratory data (1989-2004) were converted to person-based data and combined with notification data (2004-2009) to describe the burden of HCV infection in Ireland. More than 10,000 people were confirmed as HCV infected in 1989-2004, with the numbers peaking in 2000. The predominant genotypes were 1 (55%) and 3 (39%). Drug use was the most likely risk factor in 80%, with receipt of blood or blood products in 16%. It is estimated that 20 000-50,000 people in Ireland are chronically infected with HCV, a population prevalence of 0·5-1·2%, which is similar to other countries in Northern Europe. This is the first published estimate of the number of chronic HCV infections in Ireland. These data will be of value in health service planning and will contribute to the understanding of HCV infection in Europe.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEpidemiol. Infecten_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0950268811001920en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Epidemiology and Infectionen_GB
dc.subjectEPIDEMIOLOGYen_GB
dc.subjectHEPATITIS Cen_GB
dc.titleDetermination of the burden of hepatitis C virus infection in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEpidemiology and Infectionen_GB
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