Acute Hepatitis C Statistics

Acute hepatitis C (HCV) is defined as persons who are symptomatic and newly infected.

Number of Acute Cases per Year, 1998-2013

Graph of hepaitits cases over time in Minnesota

Year HAV HBV HCV
1998 145 53 19
1999 128 63 25
2000 197 39 13
2001 47 34 20
2002 53 45 10
2003 52 43 16
2004 59 42 16
2005 36 40 12
2006 31 32 11
2007 94 25 28
2008 49 25 22
2009 30 39 15
2010 37 24 15
2011 27 20 18
2012* 29 17 32
2013* 32 19 47

*In 2012 the case definition for acute hepatitis B and C changed to include asymptomatic cases with a positive test for hepatitis C six months or less after a negative antibody test (seroconversion). Of the 29 acute hepatitis C cases, six were asymptomatic seroconverters and of the 16 acute hepatitis B cases, two were asymptomatic seroconverters.


Annual summaries of hepatitis C in Minnesota

Updated Wednesday, 30-Apr-2014 11:21:10 CDT