Use of Enhanced Surveillance for Hepatitis C Virus Infection to Detect a Cluster Among Young Injection-Drug Users -- New York, November 2004-April 2007

Leuchner, L.; Lindstrom, H.; Burstein, G. R.; Mulhern, K. E.; Rochhio, E. M.; Johnson, G.; Schaffzin, J.; Smith, P.
May 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/16/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 19, p517
The article discusses findings of a study, which investigated the use of enhanced surveillance for hepatitis C virus infection to detect a cluster among young injection-drug users in New York between November 2004 and April 2007. In 2003, chronic hepatitis B and C virus infections were added to the nationally notifiable disease list in the U.S. The findings of the study suggested how targeted enhanced surveillance can detect clusters and outbreaks effectively.


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