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Hepatitis C


Hepatitis C (formerly called non-A, non-B hepatitis) is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. Other types of viral hepatitis include hepatitis A (formerly called infectious hepatitis), hepatitis B (serum hepatitis), hepatitis D (delta hepatitis) and hepatitis E (a virus transmitted through the feces of an infected person).
In 2015, Oregon’s published its first Viral Hepatitis Epidemiologic Profile (pdf) in collaboration with an advisory group that included other OHA programs and state agencies, local health departments, academic partners, health systems, community-based agencies and community members. The goals of the report are to increase public and professional awareness of screening recommendations for treatment of HCV; provide useful data to local health departments, other state agencies, and health care providers and systems for planning purposes; and inform policies for viral Hepatitis prevention and care. Read the2015 report.

Disease Reporting

What is required?

Health care providers and clinical laboratories are required by law to report cases and suspect cases of hepatitis C to local health departments within one working day of identification.

Disease reporting form (pdf) for health-care practitioners

See our disease reporting page for information on how to report and for telephone numbers of local health departments.

For county health departments:
Hepatitis C: Investigative guidelines (pdf)
Hepatitis C (acute): Case report form (pdf)
Hepatitis C (chronic): Case report form (pdf)

HCV Reporting
HCV Reporting Algoritm (pdf)  (1/12)

HCV Testing
New HCV testing recommendations from CDC

HCV Screening Project
Pilot Study: English case report form (pdf)
Free HCV Screening Project for Local Health Departments:  This project supports free HCV screenings for high-risk individuals in participating counties. The participating counties agree to follow the Free HCV Screen Protocol.  For more information about the project, please email



From the 2013 Communicable Disease report:

 2014 Report: Viral Hepatitis B in Oregon



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