Australia: Prisons breeding ground for Hep C
Australian jails are a potential breeding ground for Hepatitis C, a former prison officer has told a Senate inquiry.
Ross Hannah says Australia could be gearing up for a tidal wave of liver transplants if more effort isn't put into preventing illicit drugs and syringes entering jails.
Mr Hannah said needle stick injuries were a growing threat to prison guards during cell searches.
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HCV in prisons