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Hepatitis C rising in Kansas City with opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic is linked to the sharp rise of hepatitis C cases.

The opioid epidemic in the United States is bringing about another serious problem: Hepatitis C.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows new Hep C infections almost tripled in five years. New infections rose from 850 in 2010 to 2,436 in 2015.

It’s taking a toll in the Kansas City metro, where ReDiscover says one in five people who walk into its opioid treatment clinic will be diagnosed with Hep C.

Lexy Duffel calls herself an old drug addict but is now using her story to help educate others.

Read full article: Hepatitis C rising in Kansas City with opioid epidemic, ReDiscover says – KSHB.com 41 Action News

Read Full Article: Hepatitis C rising in Kansas City with opioid epidemic, ReDiscover says – KSHB.com 41 Action News 

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