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New preliminary data released today finds that hepatitis C-related deaths are at an all-time high and more Americans now die as a result of hepatitis C infection than from the vast majority of other infectious diseases reported to the CDC combined.
The Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (1975-2012) released today shows a troubling increase in the number of Americans developing and dying from liver cancer, despite the fact that viral hepatitis – the primary cause of liver cancer – can be prevented and treated
CDC Statement on Syringe Services Programs - December 21, 2015
Statement from Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, regarding Congress giving states and local communities the opportunity to use federal funds to support certain aspects of syringe services programs.
- Millions in the US have hepatitis and thousands more are infected each year.
- Chronic hepatitis B and C can cause liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death.
- Baby boomers (i.e. those born from 1945-1965) account for the majority of those living with chronic hepatitis C in the US; CDC recommends all receive testing.
John Ward, MD
Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis
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