The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is seeing new cases of
Hepatitis C among people under 30, a trend that mirrors a similar rise
in heroin use among that age group.
The number of Hepatitis C
cases reported for people under 30 is almost five times higher than it
was roughly a decade ago, rising from 160 cases to 710 during that
"The trends of hepatitis C in young people and heroin
overdoses and deaths are rising," said Sheila Guilfoyle, the viral
hepatitis prevention coordinator with the state DHS.
Labels: HCV epidemic, Wisconsin, young users