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Can J Public Health. 2015 Oct 3;106(6):e454-6. doi: 10.17269/cjph.106.5132.

Persons in correctional facilities in Canada: A key population for hepatitis C prevention and control.

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Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital. kouyoumdjiaf@smh.ca.

Abstract

About one in nine Canadians who are infected with hepatitis C spend time in a correctional facility each year. With high rates of current injection drug use and needle sharing, this population may account for a large proportion of new infections. Any national strategy to address hepatitis C should include a focus on persons in correctional facilities, and should build on existing evidence regarding primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

KEYWORDS:

Canada; Hepatitis C; incarcerated; prison

PMID:
26680439
DOI:
10.17269/cjph.106.5132
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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