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One in five counties had an increase in deaths from hepatitis C, even as the nation experienced a general decline in mortality rates.
Current screening guidelines may shortchange Black individuals.
Hepatitis A and B can be prevented with vaccines, and hepatitis C can be cured with antiviral treatment.
More than half of all people with HCV live in just nine states.
Advocacy organizations are “alarmed” by the findings.
A new HuffPo analysis of CDC and California Department of Health data has found major disparities.
Advocates estimate that nearly 13,000 of the city’s residents have an HCV infection.
The CDC says increasing injection drug use associated with the country’s ongoing opioid epidemic is largely to blame.
The new project also includes state-by-state estimates of hep C prevalence and HCV-related deaths nationwide.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?s (CDC) monitoring of acute, or very early, hepatitis C cases is woefully inadequate.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has seen its ability to monitor and respond to influenza crippled just as the flu...
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