Rising Mortality Associated With Hepatitis C Virus in the United States, 2003-2013

Clin Infect Dis. 2016 May 15;62(10):1287-1288. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw111. Epub 2016 Mar 1.


In the United States, hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated mortality is increasing. From 2003-2013, the number of deaths associated with HCV has now surpassed 60 other nationally notifiable infectious conditions combined. The increasing HCV-associated mortality trend underscores the urgency in finding, evaluating, and treating HCV-infected persons.

Keywords: causes of death; death certificates; hepatitis C; mortality trends.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cause of Death
  • Hepacivirus
  • Hepatitis C / mortality*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • United States / epidemiology