Hepatitis C Virus Incidence Rate per 100,000 Population, On-Reserve, 2012

Notes: The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a bloodborne pathogen that can be spread through exposure to blood or bodily fluids infected with HCV.

Limitations: Approximately 70% to 80% of individuals infected with HCV are asymptomatic and do not show signs of infection. As a result, an estimated 21% of individuals infected with HCV do not know they are positive and remain undiagnosed.

Source: First Nation and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA) and Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), Health Canada.

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