Hepatitis C

Health written question – answered on 11th October 2004.

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Photo of Mr Richard Page Mr Richard Page Conservative, South West Hertfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to verify the accuracy of estimates of the percentage of the population with hepatitis C.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

As part of the "Hepatitis C Action Plan for England", the Health Protection Agency is strengthening epidemiological surveillance of hepatitis C infection to provide better estimates of its prevalence and incidence in the general population and injecting drug users.

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