Hepatitis C is an infection that is caused by a virus. Infection can come from blood contact, including sexual activity, sharing needles, razors, scissors, nail clippers, or toothbrushes with infected people, or through mother-to-child during childbirth.
Although there are some signs and symptoms for Hepatitis C, many people will not have any of them. Refer to the Public Health Agency of Canada's website for more information about Hepatitis C, how to avoid infection, and how to avoid passing infection on to others.
Confirmed cases reported
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2010-2015], extracted October 25, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2013], extracted July 17, 2015; Population Estimates, IntelliHealth, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care , extracted April 17, 2015.
Ontario data: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Integrated Public Health System database, extracted by Public Health Ontario [April 20, 2015].