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10A NCAC 41A .0101 (permanent Zika)

For the Zika Virus, it is imperative that public health authorities be rapidly notified when this infection is suspected so that appropriate education can be provided and control measures can be implemented to mitigate the risk of local transmission.

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a bloodborne virus most commonly transmitted through injection drug use. Although HCV infection (i.e. hepatitis C) can be acute and self-limiting, approximately 75-85 percent of infected individuals develop chronic disease. Chronic HCV infection is a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems (i.e., chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer) or death. Although highly effective treatments are now available, most individuals with chronic HCV infection are unaware of their infection and thus do not receive the recommended care and treatment. This amendment will provide NC public health authorities with the data needed to estimate the burden of chronic HCV infection in NC and more precisely direct public health activities and resources that address chronic HCV infection.

A public hearing was held on July 18, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in the Cardinal Room, located at 5605 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Proposed Rule: 10A NCAC 41A .0101 (permanent Zika)
(Notice Date: 06/01/16)
Fiscal Note: Zika, Hepatitis C
Federal Certification: N/A
Adopted Rule: N/A

Public Comments

The public comment period was from June 2, 2016 to August 1, 2016. Comments for this rule will not be accepted after August 1, 2016.

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