Hepatitis C Prevalence Estimates 2013-2016

November 6, 2018 – CDC Estimates Nearly 2.4 Million Americans Living with Hepatitis C

Nearly 2.4 million Americans – 1 percent of the adult population – were living with hepatitis C from 2013 through 2016, according to new CDC estimates. Data highlight urgent need to diagnose and cure more Americans and address rising infections due to opioid crisis.

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Hepatitis C in the U.S., 2013-2016

The graphic shows nearly 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C and half may not even know they’re infected.

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Nearly 2.4 million Americans – 1 percent of the adult population – were living with hepatitis C from 2013 through 2016, according to new CDC estimates. Half of people with hepatitis C may not know they’re infected. These data highlight the urgent need to diagnose and cure more Americans and address rising infections due to opioid crisis.

New Hepatitis C Infections and the Opioid Crisis

This chart illustrates that hepatitis C infections have more than tripled from 16,500 new infections in 2011 to 41,200 new infections in 2016.

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In the shadow of the opioid crisis, new hepatitis C infections more than tripled between 2011 and 2016. These data highlight the urgent need to diagnose and cure more Americans and address rising infections due to opioid crisis.

Hepatitis C Virus

Hepatitis C Virus

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Illustration of the Hepatitis C virus.

Page last reviewed: November 6, 2018