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Friday, May 18, 2012

Hepatitis C increased in rural Wisconsin

ATLANTA, May 18 (UPI) -- The number of hepatitis C virus cases in people age 30 and younger in six rural Wisconsin counties went from eight in 2009 to 24 in 2010, officials said.

A report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said among the 25 patients investigated medical records of 21 were reviewed, 17 patients were interviewed and 16 provided blood samples for quasispecies analysis to assess relatedness of their hepatitis C virus.

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