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Kentucky has the highest rate of hepatitis C, a liver disease. Treatment is very effective, but it’s also expensive.
Rising rates of obesity are fueling the epidemic.
Although the state’s response has been criticized, health officials say they’re finally making progress.
Kathy Sanders risked her job to speak out against the state health department’s “too little, too late” response to the emerging outbreak...
Hepatitis A outbreaks reveal that America’s public health system is failing.
Advocates say the state’s response to new infections was “too low and too slow.”
The University of Kentucky has received a multimillion grant from the federal government to do just that.
Madison County health officials say one of the chain’s employees could have spread the virus to customers this spring.
Amid the state’s growing drug epidemic, kids are increasingly being born with the virus.
More than 100 new cases of the liver virus have been reported since November 2017.
The programs hope to counter a recent spike in HIV and hepatitis C cases linked to injection drug use.
This is the fifth state to declare an outbreak in 2017.
The number of new HCV cases reported in the state reached 1,089 in 2015, the most per capita in the entire United States.
Northern Kentucky’s hepatitis C rate is currently 24 times higher than the rest of the country.
Kentucky now ranks as the state with the highest number of hepatitis C cases in the United States.
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