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Alberta Blood-borne Pathogens and Sexually Transmitted Infections 2008

Creator: Alberta Health and Wellness

Geography: North America, Canada, Alberta

Categories: Infectious Diseases, STI/HIV/AIDS

Tags: blood-borne pathogens, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis, syphilis

Date: 2008

URL: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/BBP-STI-surveillance-2008.pdf

Annotation:

PDF, 218 pages - appendices included.

“This report contains data on selected blood-borne pathogen and sexually transmitted infections in Alberta. Pathogens studied include HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), HCV (hepatitis C virus), HBV (hepatitis B virus; we report only acute HBV infections with the exception of HBV prenatal screening data), chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis (infectious, non-infectious, and congenital), mucopurulent cervicitis (MPC), non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and selected co-infections. Measures are based on newly diagnosed cases of infection per year, up to 2006. Reported rates are age-adjusted according to 1996 Census Canada data.” Information on methodolgy and data limitations is included.