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The Face Of Hepatitis C Is Getting Younger

Dec 2, 2017
Originally published on December 1, 2017 3:09 pm

Three-quarters of all chronic hepatitis C cases in the U.S afflict people over 50. But in recent years, new infections have tripled among people in their 20s. Health officials call it a side effect of the opioid epidemic.

Pauline Bartolone (@pbartolone) from Kaiser Health News reports on a program that’s trying to reach these young people who use drugs, outside the traditional health care setting.

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