Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hepatitis C cases in the US jumped by nearly 300% between 2010 and 2015

May 12, 2017

GHN News & Exclusive

iStock

Deadly Consequences

Hepatitis C cases in the US jumped by nearly 300% between 2010 and 2015—likely fueled by the use of injected drugs like heroin, the CDC reported yesterday.

Despite the fact that more than 90% of hepatitis C cases are curable, 19,000 people still died in 2013, and the CDC researchers said that the disease is associated with more deaths in the US than 60 other infectious diseases combined.

The researchers held up efforts to boost access to clean needles as one of the best ways to fight the disease’s spread.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Follow BEMA Posts

Archive and Site Search

Membership Fees\Dues

Membership (New & Renewal)
BEMA is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization. All donations, and membership dues\fees are tax deductible.

Drink Life Beverages ....A Woman Owned Enterprise

Drink Life Beverages ....A Woman Owned Enterprise
Drink for Life. Communities drinking and eating well.

..Haiti. We will not forget.

Live Prepared

Live Prepared
High-quality preparedness products.

reliefweb

Online Courses Free College Courses

The PhD Project

The PhD Project
Mission is to increase the diversity of corporate America by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. We attract African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans to business Ph.D. programs, and provide a network of peer support on their journey to becoming professors.

The HIVE 2.0

The HIVE 2.0
.....

Contact us at......

BEMA@blackemergmanagersassociation.org

Black Emergency Managers Association.
1231 Good Hope Road. S.E. Washington, D.C. 20020

BEMA@BlackEmergManagersAssociation.org

A 501c3 nonprofit organization