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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the United States. An estimated 3.9 million persons nationally and 85,000 persons in Wisconsin are currently infected. The disease is responsible for approximately 8000 to 10,000 deaths nationally each year. This article summarizes epidemiologic trends in infection, mortality and transplants related to HCV in Wisconsin. It presents surveillance data collected during 1997-2004; HCV-related deaths duringpmid:16676489 fatcat:5vnckfjv2jdgdjzabbo6fyphk4