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Surveillance for newly acquired hepatitis C in Australia

Robotin, Monica; Copland, Joy; Tallis, G M; Coleman, David; Giele, Carolien; Carter, Louise; Spencer, Jenean; Kaldor, John; Dore, Gregory

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Background: The purpose of the present paper was to determine recent patterns of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission in Australia through a national system of enhanced surveillance of newly acquired hepatitis C. Methods: Demographic, clinical, and risk behavior information on newly acquired hepatitis C cases from 1997 to 2000 was collected. Newly acquired hepatitis C included cases of HCV antibody seroconversion within a 12 month period and acute clinical hepatitis C cases. Results: Nine...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78670
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2003.03270.x

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