Darlene Poliquin

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OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence and risk factors for acute hepatitis B and acute hepatitis C in a defined Canadian population. PATIENTS AND METHODS An enhanced surveillance system was established in October 1998 to identify cases of acute hepatitis B and C infections in four regions in Canada, with a total population of approximately 3.2 million people.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of clinically identified hepatitis B cases, as well as the demographic and risk behaviour profiles of these cases in a defined Canadian population. METHODS An enhanced hepatitis surveillance system was established in October 1998 to identify acute hepatitis B and C cases in Canada. Acute and likely acute cases, as(More)
Since hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can have serious sequelae, especially if infection occurs during childhood, there is a continuing need to examine its epidemiology so as to inform control measures. We analyzed trends in disease incidence and patterns of hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission in both Canadian-born and non-Canadian-born children from(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine trends in disease incidence and recent patterns of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission in Canada, using the Enhanced Hepatitis Strain Surveillance System (EHSSS). Demographic, clinical, and potential risk factor information on newly acquired HCV infection, from 1998 to 2004, was collected using standardized(More)
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