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Disease Name: Hepatitis C


Quick Links

Please review the Idaho Reportable Disease Rules (IDAPA 16.02.10) for the most up-to-date information.

Viral Hepatitis- Hepatitis C Information: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HCV/index.htm


Overview / Case Definition

Most hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected persons are asymptomatic; however, many have chronic liver disease, which can range from mild to severe.

One or more of the following three criteria (except in persons less than 18 months of age, for whom only the last criteria would meet the case classification criteria):


Restrictions

None


Reporting

Within 3 working days

Reportable by Healthcare and Labs:

Reportable by Food Service Facility:

Suspect Reportable:

Reporting Timeframe: Within 3 working days



Diagnosis / Testing

Several blood tests are performed to test for HCV infection, including:

CDC testing recommendations: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/wk/mm6218.pdf

 


Treatment

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Recommendations for Resting, managing and Treating Hepatitis C: http://www.hcvguidelines.org/sites/default/files/full_report.pdf


Additional Information

Viral Hepatitis- Hepatitis C Information: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HCV/index.htm


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