Australia: Region has third highest hepatitis C numbers in NSW

"Only an estimated 1.7% of the population living with the blood-borne virus have accessed treatment."

THE Northern Rivers continues to have one of the highest number of hepatitis C cases in the state with 233 new notifications last year.

Figures from the NSW Hepatitis B and C Strategies 2014 annual data report rank the Northern NSW Local Health District third in the state with 79 hepatitis C notifications per 100,000 people.

Northern NSW Local Health District HIV and related programs manager Jenny Heslop said most of the 233 people notified had likely been living with hepatitis C for many years.


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