Hepatitis responsible for 93% of prison disease (UK)


OnMedica, 15 June 2015

Hepatitis cases are responsible for 93% of prison disease reports, new figures show.

The data from Public Health England (PHE) reveal hepatitis B and C cases accounted for 1,174 of 1,268 infectious diseases reported in English prisons during 2014. The number of single reports of infectious diseases made to PHE has more than doubled since 2011 (549 reports).

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By J Pope

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