Hepatitis C cases continue to rise in Northeast Tennessee

A recent Centers for Disease Control report shows an increase in Hepatitis C in our region. The report shows an increase in Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

Health care providers have been discussing the increase for well over a year now to try to limit these numbers. One organization is even working on a pilot program to help educate the community and provide help for those who have tested positive.

"Northeast Tennessee and East Tennessee in general has among the highest rates of Hepatitis C in the country," Northeast Tennessee Regional Medical Director Dr. David Kirschke said.


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