Worldmapper
mapping your world as you've never seen it before - find out more at www.worldmapper.limited


 
 
 

Search for a map:

< Previous Map

Hepatitus C Deaths

Next Map >

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver due to Hepatitis C virus which is spread, like hepatitis B, by blood products and sexual activities. Often there is no obvious initial infection, but about 50% eventually get chronic liver disease (chronic hepatitis). About 5% get cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) of whom perhaps 15% get cancer of the liver. A vaccine exists.

Hepatitis C caused 0.09% of all deaths worldwide in 2002 with an average of 9 deaths per million people, but deaths from liver cancer are counted separately.

International Classification of Diseases-10 codes: B17.1, B18.2,

Territories are sized in proportion to the absolute number of people who died from hepatitis c in one year.


population map Open Population Map for comparison

| Articles | Data | FAQ | News | RSS |

Sheffield University Logo University of Michigan Logo
The Geographical Association Logo
Center for the Study of Complex Systems logo Society of Cartographers logo
The Leverhulme Trust Logo