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High Prevalence of Hepatitis C Infection Among Adult Patients at Four Urban Emergency Departments — Birmingham, Oakland, Baltimore, and Boston, 2015–2017

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According to a retrospective study from four urban academic EDs—in Birmingham, Alabama; Oakland, California; Boston, Massachusetts; and Baltimore, Maryland—opt-out, universal HCV screening in EDs identified that nearly half (47.5%) of HCV infections were among persons born after 1965.

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