The Cape Breton District Health Authority has seen an increase in the number of hepatitis C cases over the last number of years.
In 2013, the district had 24 per cent of all hepatitis C cases in the
province. This translates into approximately five new cases of
hepatitis C being diagnosed every month in the district.
The World Health Organization has deemed hepatitis C a “viral time
bomb” given that 2-3 per cent of the world’s population (123-170 million
people) is infected with this virus.
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