Cherokee Nation Lauded for Aggressive Hepatitis C Elimination Program
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The Cherokees, the second largest tribe in the US after the Navajo Nation, operates the largest tribal health care system in the United States. 3 years ago, it started a program to screen 80,000 0f its 350,000 citizens which specifically targeted those 20 to 65 which had a statistically higher chance of having the disease. More than half of the target group has been screened and more 1,300 citizens tested positive. A 90 percent cure rate has been seen among those who have started treatment with the health care system shouldering the cost of the program.
For more information, see: https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-05-16/cherokee-nation-lauded-for-hepatitis-c-elimination-effort