Drug abuse is driving a surge in hepatitis C infections, CDC says

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

(TVN, May 18) The number of new hepatitis C cases has almost tripled in the past five years, mainly due to people sharing drug needles, according to health officials.

“Reported cases of acute HCV infection increased more than 2.9-fold from 2010 through 2015, rising annually throughout this period,” a new Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report said. Infections are rising fastest among young adults. Read more.

 

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