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Hepatitis C Outbreak Warrants No Further Testing

An outbreak of hepatitis C in North Dakota is nearing a conclusion.

Minot’s mayor says there’s not much more he can do regarding how the nation’s largest unsolved Hepatitis-C outbreak.

More than 50 people contracted the disease and several have recently settled lawsuits over the situation.

There’s been a call for wider testing of the public for possible exposure to the disease since the source of the outbreak is uncertain.

Mayor Chuck Barney says he’s consulted with Trinity Health and First District Health Unit.

Both argued that the Centers for Disease Control and North Dakota Department of Health say 18-hundred people have been tested, and more testing isn’t needed.

“We’re kind of at the end of the road,” says Barney. “I’m sure that the people who brought it forward will continue but it’s pretty much the end of the road for what I can do.”

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