Hepatitis C Virus Diagnosis Rate per 100,000 Population, On-Reserve, 2018

Notes: Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). The virus spreads through contact with blood. Over time and without treatment, HCV can damage the liver and cause liver cancer. HCV is curable.

Limitations: HCV rates are likely an underestimation of the true burden of infection as some infections will remain unscreened, undiagnosed and unreported.

Source: First Nation and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Indigenous Services Canada

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