Number of hepatitis C cases down, but hepatitis B, mycobacteria infections rise
CHILLICOTHE — Communicable disease statistics
compiled by the Ross County Health District were a mixed bag in 2013,
but — for the most part — the numbers were good.
Among the most
positive developments was a drop in the number of hepatitis C cases to
153 after a significant increase to 172 in 2012. The importance of the
statistic, health officials said, goes far beyond the number itself.
C) can be an indicator of behaviors that we don’t really want to see,
like intravenous drug use or even illegal home tattooing and unsanitary
conditions,” said Timothy Angel, Ross County’s health commissioner.
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