Rise in heroin leads to rise in Hepatitis C in SWFL

Note:  Although this article mentions sexual activity right after needles I would just ignore it or better yet drop them a note to let them know that sexual transmission is uncommon.  Alan
A potentially deadly liver disease is on the rise in southwest Florida, and experts say it's linked to the country's heroin epidemic.
Hepatitis C is transmitted through needles and sexual activity, and experts say in the last year more people are walking through the doors of drug treatment centers with Hepatitis C.
Brandon Short of White Sands Treatment Center said 30 percent of the patients there have the disease and typically have no idea.

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