Study finds more Rhode Islanders are infected with hepatitis C than previously known

August 11, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — For the first time, Rhode Island has one of the most complete pictures of the hepatitis C epidemic. More people are infected, and more are dying from the viral disease than previously known, finds a new study. But more people are also getting treated  — and cured.

..."This study really represents an advance because it has a lot more local information," says [Rhode Island Public Health Institute Director] Amy Nunn.

Source: New report finds hep C epidemic in Rhode Island, by Kristin Gourlay, Rhode Island Public Radio, 8/11/2016

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