By Lynn Arditi, Providence Journal staff writer
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island health officials report a significant increase in hospitalizations and deaths during the last decade related to the hepatitis C virus, and are urging baby boomers and others in high-risk groups to be tested.
Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most common blood-borne infection in the country, with some 3.2 million Americans — including an estimated 16,600 to 22,660 Rhode Islanders — infected.
Hepatitis C hospitalizations and deaths on the rise in Rhode Island
Category: News | Posted on: August 11th, 2016