Spatial mapping of hepatitis C prevalence in recent injecting drug users in contact with services.

@article{Harris2012SpatialMO,
  title={Spatial mapping of hepatitis C prevalence in recent injecting drug users in contact with services.},
  author={Ross Harris and Vivian D. Hope and A Morongiu and Matthew Hickman and Fortune Ncube and Daniela de Angelis},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2012},
  volume={140 6},
  pages={1054-63}
}
In developed countries the majority of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections occur in injecting drug users (IDUs) with prevalence in IDUs often high, but with wide geographical differences within countries. Estimates of local prevalence are needed for planning services for IDUs, but it is not practical to conduct HCV seroprevalence surveys in all areas. In this study survey data from IDUs attending specialist services were collected in 52/149 sites in England between 2006 and 2008. Spatially… CONTINUE READING

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