Epidemiology of hepetitis C infection, ERHA/HSE Eastern region.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/76658
Title:
Epidemiology of hepetitis C infection, ERHA/HSE Eastern region.
Authors:
Meara, M O; Barry, J; Mullen, L
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8.
Citation:
Epidemiology of hepatitis C infection, ERHA/HSE Eastern region. 2007, 100 (2):365-6notIr Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/76658
PubMed ID:
17432812
Abstract:
Hepatitis C became statutorily notifiable in Ireland on 1 January 2004. Prior to 2004, only hepatitis A and hepatitis B were notifiable as distinct types of hepatitis. A third category notifiable under the Infectious Diseases Regulations 1981 was "viral hepatitis unspecified". The majority of cases notified under this heading were thought to be due to infection with hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Between January 1 2004 and December 31 2005, the Department of Public Health HSE Eastern Region, received notification of 2,014 cases of HCV infection (2004, 941 cases, 2005 1,073 cases). This report outlines basic demographic details on cases notified and comments on missing data. Peak age band at notification for males and females is in the 25-29 year old age group where 538 (26.7%) were notified. Thirty cases notified (1.5%) were under 15 years of age. Drug misuse has been confirmed as a risk factor for 1247 (61.9%) of cases notified, and may be a risk factor in a large percentage of the reminder where risk factor data are unknown. Problems with completeness of notification have been identified. Enhanced surveillance of all hepatitis C infections is a prerequisite for future service planning.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Age Distribution; Aged; Child; Child, Preschool; Disease Notification; Female; Hepatitis C; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Population Surveillance; Risk Factors; Seasons
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMeara, M O-
dc.contributor.authorBarry, J-
dc.contributor.authorMullen, L-
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-07T10:48:03Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-07T10:48:03Z-
dc.date.issued2007-02-
dc.identifier.citationEpidemiology of hepatitis C infection, ERHA/HSE Eastern region. 2007, 100 (2):365-6notIr Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid17432812-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/76658-
dc.description.abstractHepatitis C became statutorily notifiable in Ireland on 1 January 2004. Prior to 2004, only hepatitis A and hepatitis B were notifiable as distinct types of hepatitis. A third category notifiable under the Infectious Diseases Regulations 1981 was "viral hepatitis unspecified". The majority of cases notified under this heading were thought to be due to infection with hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Between January 1 2004 and December 31 2005, the Department of Public Health HSE Eastern Region, received notification of 2,014 cases of HCV infection (2004, 941 cases, 2005 1,073 cases). This report outlines basic demographic details on cases notified and comments on missing data. Peak age band at notification for males and females is in the 25-29 year old age group where 538 (26.7%) were notified. Thirty cases notified (1.5%) were under 15 years of age. Drug misuse has been confirmed as a risk factor for 1247 (61.9%) of cases notified, and may be a risk factor in a large percentage of the reminder where risk factor data are unknown. Problems with completeness of notification have been identified. Enhanced surveillance of all hepatitis C infections is a prerequisite for future service planning.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAge Distribution-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshDisease Notification-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHepatitis C-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newborn-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillance-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshSeasons-
dc.titleEpidemiology of hepetitis C infection, ERHA/HSE Eastern region.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health, Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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