Evolution of acute hepatitis C virus infection in a large European city: Trends and new patterns

@inproceedings{Garriga2017EvolutionOA,
  title={Evolution of acute hepatitis C virus infection in a large European city: Trends and new patterns},
  author={C{\'e}sar Garriga and Sandra Manzanares-Laya and Patricia Garc{\'i}a de Olalla and Pilar Gorrindo and Sabela Lens and R. Garcia de Sola and Mar{\'i}a Mart{\'i}nez-Rebollar and Montserrat Laguno and Jordi Navarro and Xavier Torras and Mercedes Gurgu{\'i} and M J Barber{\'a} and Josep Quer and Eva Masdeu and Pere Sim{\'o}n and Miriam Ros and Anna de Andr{\'e}s and Joan Artur Cayl{\`a}},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
The aims of this study were to describe the evolution of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections since 2004 and to determine its associated factors. Acute HCV infections diagnosed in Barcelona from 2004 to 2015 were included. Incidence ratios (IR) were then estimated for sex and age groups. Cases were grouped between 2004-2005, 2006-2011 and 2012-2015, and their incidence rate ratios (IRR) were calculated. In addition, risk factors for acute HCV infection were identified using multinomial… CONTINUE READING