Surveillance system for hepatitis C infection: A practical approach

Najmeh Jafari, Ziba Farajzadegan, Behrooz Ataei


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a serious public health concern throughout the world. Despite its public health prominence, however, how surveillance systems for hepatitis C should be designed is still a challenging issue especially in developing countries such as Iran. Establishing a surveillance system needs an ongoing process of case investigation, data collection, analysis of data and also dissemination of data to public health professionals and health care providers.

This review article tries to provide the best recommendations for planning and implantation a surveillance system for HCV infection.

Keywords: Epidemiology, Hepatitis C infection, Iran, surveillance system

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