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03.20.18

Boston, New Bedford and Springfield identified as Hep C hotspots in Massachusetts using innovative techniques.

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Posted on March 20, 2018

Using innovative techniques in spatial epidemiology, geographical information systems, and statistical modeling, 3 areas in Massachusetts, namely, Boston, New Bedford and Springfield has been identified as hotspots of Hepatitis C infections.

These techniques offers new tools in identifying areas where maximal benefit for Hepatitis C intervention strategies can be set up. It also offers up areas where education efforts and other support systems can give the most benefit especially in an age if limited resources.

For more information: see http://now.tufts.edu/news-releases/spatial-epidemiology-used-identify-three-key-hepatitis-c-hotspots-massachusetts

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