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Cases of hepatitis B on the rise in West Virginia

5/27/2015

Charleston Daily Mail
By Laura Haight

Cases of hepatitis B in West Virginia increased by 36 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to statistics from the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health.

Janet Briscoe, epidemiology director for Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and Putnam Health Department, said the growing rate of the hepatitis B virus might have something to do with the rising amount of drug use in the region.

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