Evaluation of Acute Hepatitis C Infection Surveillance -- United States, 2008

Klevens, R. M.; Tohme, R. A.
November 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/5/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 43, p1407
The article reports on a comparison of surveillance data on hepatitis C from the 2008 Emerging Infections Program (EIP) and National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A total of 120 cases from the EIP are not tabulated in the NNDSS. The data on race is 88 percent complete and while the risk factor data is 40 percent complete in the NDSS. The average duration of diagnosis and reporting of the disease is 19 days for EIP and 30 days for NNDSS.


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