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Viral Hepatitis In the News: The Latest CDC Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Data for 2015 is Receiving Widespread Media Coverage

The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy shares recent viral hepatitis developments & news items. The link(s) below may include nonfederal sites.

Graph: new Hepatitis C infections have nearly tripled since 2010.In May, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new preliminary surveillance data showing that new hepatitis C infections nearly tripled between 2010 and 2015. CDC estimates that approximately 34,000 new hepatitis C infections actually occurred in the United States in 2015.

These new data have been covered by a variety of organizations and news outlets, including national media like CNN and USA Today, local media, and publications that are written for very specific readers (like infectious disease or family physicians). Here’s just a sample:

Latest @cdchep #hepatitis stats for 2015 show 3-fold increase causing widespread concern & news coverage across U.S.: https://go.usa.gov/xNv7A


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