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Viral Hepatitis Multimedia Resources

Viral Hepatitis Multimedia Resources

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Illustration of the Hepatitis C Virus

Illustration of the Hepatitis C Virus


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Increase in Hepatitis C Infections Linked to Worsening Opioid Crisis – December 21, 2017

CDC research that analyzes data from 2004-2014 suggests the recent steep increase in cases of acute hepatitis C virus infection is associated with increases in opioid injection.

This line graph shows trends from 2004 to 2014 in rates of acute hepatitis C among white Americans alongside trends in the percentage of drug treatment admissions among white Americans reporting injection of any opioid. It shows that among white Americans, HCV increased by 300% and admissions for opioid injection by 134%.

Hepatitis C and Opioid Injection Rose Dramatically among White Americans from 2004-2014

This line graph shows trends from 2004 to 2014 in rates of acute hepatitis C among younger Americans alongside trends in the percentage of drug treatment admissions among younger Americans reporting injection of any opioid. It shows that among people aged 18 to 29, HCV increased by 400% and admission for opioid injection by 622%. Among people aged 30 to 39, HCV increased by 325% and admissions for opioid injection by 83%.

Hepatitis C and Opioid Injection Rose Dramatically in Younger Americans from 2004-2014

This line graph shows trends from 2004 to 2014 in rates of acute hepatitis C among women alongside trends in the percentage of drug treatment admissions among women reporting injection of any opioid. It shows that among women, HCV increased by 250% and admissions for opioid injection by 99%.

Hepatitis C and Opioid Injection Rose Dramatically among Women from 2004-2014

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New Hepatitis C Infections Nearly Tripled Over Five Years – May 11, 2017

Data show that the number of new hepatitis C infections reported to CDC nearly tripled from 2010-2015, reaching a 15-year high.

This line graph illustrates the rise in hepatitis C infections since 2010. New hepatitis C infections have nearly tripled from 2010-2015, from 850 new cases in 2010 to 2,436 new cases in 2015. Because of limited testing and underreporting, the number of hepatitis C cases reported to CDC do not reflect the true scale of the epidemic. CDC estimates about 34,000 new infections actually occurred in the U.S. in 2015.

Hepatitis C Reported Cases, 2010-2015

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Increases in Hepatitis C Threaten Young Women and Babies – July 21, 2016

An analysis of data from 2011-2014 highlights the importance of screening all pregnant women for risk of hepatitis C, and testing those at risk.

Illustration of the Hepatitis C Virus

Illustration of the Hepatitis C Virus

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Hepatitis C Kills More American Than Any Other Infectious Disease – May 4, 2016

An analysis of 2003-2013 data finds that hepatitis C-related deaths are at an all-time high. More Americans die as a result of hepatitis C infection than from the vast majority of other infectious diseases reported to the CDC combined.

Graph showing annual number of deaths due to hepatitis C, 2003-2013

Increasing trend in HCV mortality from 2003-2013

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Multimedia Archive

Hepatitis C – A Silent Epidemic Infographic

Silent-Epidemic

Still screen shot of Hepatitis PSA Video

Know More Hepatitis B

Still screen shot of Hepatitis 'Get the Facts' Video

Hepatitis C: Did You Know?

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