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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.

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