Surveillance of HCV infection in the Netherlands

S Chaves, M A Widdowson, A Bosman

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Two surveillance systems exist in the Netherlands to monitor hepatitis C (HCV) infections. Aggregated weekly laboratory data have been available since 1990. In 1999, HCV infection became a notifiable disease. Data showed the number of reported cases has remained stable. Male cases predominated (66%), mainly between age 15 to 54. Injecting drug use was the main route of transmission (64%). Despite its added value, the notifiable system should include more clinical data to better scrutinize future changes in transmission patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Disease Notification/statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Hepacivirus/isolation & purification
  • Hepatitis C/epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Netherlands/epidemiology


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