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Latest CDC Data shows that Hepatitis C Cases Continue to Rise

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Today, the CDC released its 2017 Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report that shows that reported cases of new hepatitis C infections increased 7%, from 2,967 in 2016 to 3,186 in 2017.

Injection drug use seems to still be driving the increase in HCV infections, with 73% of cases reporting risk behaviors citing recent injection drug use.

The full 2017 surveillance report can be found here.

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