As of November 2016, hepatitis C was added to the list of infectious diseases on the NH Reportable Disease List . Hepatitis C (HCV) reporting is required by providers only; laboratories are not required to report HCV.
Providers should report all new diagnoses of acute, chronic or cleared HCV infections to the Bureau of Infectious Disease on the New Hampshire Confidential Hepatitis C Provider Case Report Form .
General Information Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. Hepatitis is a blood borne virus. Today, most people become infected with HCV by sharing needles or other equipment to share drugs.
Fact Sheets and Other Resources
For more information on viral hepatitis and other NH resources related to hepatitis:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- NH HIV/AIDS, STD and Viral Hepatitis Resource Guide
- New Hampshire Syringe Access Initiative Brochure
NH Hepatitis C Program Overview
The primary goal of the NH Hepatitis C Program is to protect the public’s health by preventing and controlling HCV infection. The NH Hepatitis C Program is funded by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to increase the numbers of NH residents that are aware of the HCV infection through collaboration with health care providers, local health departments, Department of Corrections and other Department of Health and Human Services programs including the HIV and STD Programs and the Immunization Program.
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