Hepatitis C testing resumes in Meigs

POMEROY — The Meigs County Health Department has resumed Hepatitis C testing.

The Meigs County Health Department has historically tested residents for Hepatitis C through a program funded by the Ohio Department of Health. However, ODH’s testing program ended last October due to lack of funding. As a result, the health department had to temporarily stop providing tests.

Having performed 24 tests in 2013 and 11 tests in 2014 before the program ceased, health department staff knew that they had to do what they could to continue providing tests. An overall view of 2014 data showed that Meigs County had 46 confirmed and 17 suspected cases of Hepatitis C.

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