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Increases in Hepatitis C Virus Infection Related to Injection Drug Use Among Persons Aged ≤30 Years - Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, 2006-2012

Description
Discusses opioid abuse, drug injecting, and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection in central Appalachia, with data on HCV infection rates for four states. Includes data for rural and urban areas by gender and race/ethnicity.
Author(s)
Jon E. Zibbell, Kashif Iqbal, Rajiv C. Patel, Anil Suryaprasad, Kathy J. Sanders, Loretta Moore-Moravian, Jamie Serrecchia, et al.
Location
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 64(17), 453-458
Date
05/2015
Type
Document
Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tagged as
Appalachia · Health conditions · Illicit drug use · Public health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Substance abuse · Kentucky · Tennessee · Virginia · West Virginia