RESIDENTS in the west of Scotland at risk of hepatitis C are being urged to get tested against the “silent killer”.
The number of new cases of the infection diagnosed in the Greater
Glasgow area have risen in a year by about 5% - from 623 in 2013 to 656
It is estimated that overall 37,000 people have hep C in Scotland – 20,000 diagnosed and 17,000 undiagnosed.
About 40% of Scottish cases are in the Greater Glasgow area.