Who has hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Canada? In order to eliminate viral hepatitis, it is very important to know the answers to this complex question! Looking at Canada's hepatitis C statistics, the largest group of people with hepatitis C is made up of people born outside Canada, followed by former users of IV drugs, then by current users of IV drugs (PWID). Hepatitis B and C are spread through blood-to-blood contact, so IV drug use is a logical ri
In a 1200 word report issued June 3, 2019, Canada’s federal government acknowledged a horrifying statistic: Canada's Indigenous women are at least six times more likely to become victims of homicide than non-Indigenous women: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mmiwg-inquiry-deliver-final-report-justice-reforms-1.5158223 In addition, we should acknowledge that Canada's Indigenous people are at least five times more at risk of acquiring hepatitis C, and that
Friday, June 15, 2018 News Recap: Canada: Canada is facing a tsunami of liver disease and cancer: U of T expert – The Conversation with U of T's Dr. Morris Sherman. Deaths from liver cancer in Canada have doubled over the past 25 years. And to make matters worse, there’s an epidemic of liver cancer on the horizon if action isn’t taken soon. While less people are dying from most major cancers – such as breast cancer and lung cancer – liver cancer (...
The Conversation with U of T's Dr. Morris Sherman Deaths from liver cancer in Canada have doubled over the past 25 years. And to make matters worse, there’s an epidemic of liver cancer on the horizon if action isn’t taken soon. While less people are dying from most major cancers – such as breast cancer and lung cancer – liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC) is bucking the trend and heading in the wrong direction. In 1993, liver cancer rates
The national hepatitis C treatment programme is to be extended as part of a plan to eliminate the disease in Ireland by 2026, the HSE has announced. The next phase of the strategy will provide an additional 1,500 people with access to life-saving drugs. The directly acting antivirals (DAAs) offer a cure for hepatitis C in the majority of patients. Nearly 700 people have been treated for the infection since late 2014. An estimated 20,000 to 50,000 pe
Statistics May, 2015 How many people have hepatitis C? Who has it? Where do they live? We at HepCBC went through the latest statistics about hepatitis C in BC, in Canada, and the World. They’re not perfect because not everyone who has hepatitis C has been tested, and not all cases are reported, especially in less-developed countries. But with a cure now available and the eventual eradication of hepatitis C an achievable goal, governments are starti
The most current statistics, research, and data about hepatitis B and C, as well as other liver diseases, can be found in the recent report, Liver Disease in Canada: A Crisis in the Making: An Assessment of Liver Disease in Canada Published by the Canadian Liver Foundation in March, 2013. Dr. Morris Sherman (MB.BCh, PhD, FRCP(C)), et al. Download this ENTIRE important report in PDF format from:http://www.liver.ca/files/PDF/Liver_Disease_Report_2013/Liver_D