Public Health England, May 2018
Hepatitis C in the North West is still a major public health concern, however, rates since 2014 have remained stable. Estimates suggest at least 40,000 people across the North West acquired hepatitis C infection, and of those 27,000 have developed chronic infection. However, the number of infected people who have not been diagnosed remains high with an estimated 16,000 out of 40,000 (40%) at risk.
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