New York State Acute Hepatitis C Surveillance Summary - 2004
Cases Reported January 1, 2004 through December 31, 20041
- Number of confirmed cases2,3 - 20
- NYS Rate per 100,000 population - .18
- U.S. Rate per 100,000 population4 - .63
|Mean Age: 38.3 years|
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1 Represents cases reported to the NYSDOH by local health departments during 2004, excluding NYC.
2 Case Definition: 1) A discrete onset of symptoms and jaundice or elevated liver enzymes (≥ 7 times upper limit normal); and, 2) Confirmatory anti-HCV or HCV RNA positive test result. Confirmed case classification: Meets both the clinical and laboratory criteria.
3 Acute hepatitis C cases are difficult to diagnose for several reasons; therefore, it is likely that these data reflect an underreporting of acute hepatitis C cases.
4 Based on the most recent available published data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MMWR 2003;52 (Table II, pages 1270-71).
5 Includes only counties that reported at least one case of hepatitis B virus in 2004.
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