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04.10.18

Oregon Found to Have the Highest Rates of Mortality from Hepatitis C

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Recent data showed that the overall U.S. mortality rate for Hepatitis C is six deaths per 100,000 people. This makes it the deadliest infectious disease in the country with 20,000 deaths attributed to it in 2013. However, it is even deadlier in Oregon with data showing that mortality rates is as high as 15 per 100,000 or more than 500 people annually.

 

For more information, see: http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2017/04/oregon_no_1_in_hepatitis_c_dea.html

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