CDC's Viral Hepatitis Work Saves Lives and Money
CDC’s Viral Hepatitis Work Saves Lives and Money
2.4 million adults in the U.S. living with hepatitis C in 2016
862,000 adults in the U.S. living with hepatitis B in 2016
30,500+ people have been infected in multiple hepatitis A outbreaks since 2016
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From 2010-2017, new hepatitis C infections nearly quadrupled.
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Screening all baby boomers (born 1945-1965) just once would identify 800,000 living with chronic hepatitis C but unaware of their infection
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Implementing CDC’s recommendations for hepatitis C testing and linkage to care and curative treatment could save 320,000 lives
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From FY2013-2019, CDC responded to 203 requests for viral hepatitis laboratory investigation and the laboratory performed 223,983 tests.
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Vaccination against hepatitis B is cost-saving to the healthcare system and remains the most cost-effective strategy toward hepatitis B elimination
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CDC invests over $20 million in state, tribal, local, and territorial support for viral hepatitis response
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$6.5 billion: estimated total healthcare costs associated with hepatitis C infection in 2011
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The average cost of curing people with hepatitis C is not only cost-effective, but cost-saving to the healthcare system
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Two community-based projects funded by CDC provided a model for test and treat/cure strategies for the nation.
Hepatitis C: Over three years, CDC’s Community-based Programs to Test and Cure Hepatitis C project saw 300,963 hepatitis C tests performed; 15,736 people diagnosed with hepatitis C infection; 4,988 already prescribed treatment; and 342 providers trained to treat patients with hepatitis C.
Hepatitis B: Over three years, CDC’s Community-Based Services to Improve Testing and Linkage to Care Among Non–U.S.-Born Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection project saw 10,152 program participants; 757 people tested positive for chronic hepatitis B infection; 643 attended one or more medical visit; and 587 received care for their hepatitis B.
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