New York State Acute Hepatitis Surveillance Summary - 2005
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Acute Hepatitis C
Cases Reported January 1, 2005 through December 31, 20051
- Number of confirmed cases2,3 - 21
- NYS Rate per 100,000 population - .19
- U.S. Rate per 100,000 population4 - .38
|Mean Age: 30.2 years|
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1 Represents cases reported to the NYSDOH by local health departments during 2005, 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 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System, 2003.
5 Includes only counties that reported at least one case of acute hepatitis C in 2005.
Note: Percentages may not equal 100 due to rounding
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