volume 48, issue 6, P665-673 2015
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0230-2015
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Abstract: ABSTRACTIntroduction: Hepatitis C is a public health problem of global dimensions, affecting approximately 200 million people worldwide. The main objective of this study was to estimate the incidence rate of hepatitis C in Brazil during the period between 2001 and 2012. Methods: An epidemiological, temporal, and descriptive study was performed using data from the Information System for Reportable Diseases. Results: Between 2001 and 2012, a total of 151,056 hepatitis C cases were recorded, accounting for 30.3%…

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