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
"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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