Hepatitis C

6:15 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Most Infected Missourians Unaware Of Hepatitis C Status

Electron micrographs of hepatitis C virus purified from cell culture.
Credit Wikimedia -- Creative Commons

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only half of Americans identified as having had Hepatitis C ever follow-up with additional screening and treatment. But that’s only part of the problem, according to Bruce Burkett of the Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance. Nearly three in four people who have the disease don’t even know it.

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10:48 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Hepatitis C Rates Rise Among Johnson County Young Adults

Hepatitis C Rates in Johnson County.

While the Johnson County health department now says cases of whooping cough are on the decline in the region, health officials have noted a rise in another disease in area young adults: Hepatitis C.

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