The Weekly: Hep C screening for all, COVID-19 and more

Published on April 10, 2020

The Weekly

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New CDC report recommends all adults get screened for hepatitis C

Rate of new US hepatitis C infections rises threefold in the past decade, new report finds

FRIDAY, April 10 (CNN)—The annual rate of newly reported hepatitis C infections in the United States has increased threefold, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new CDC report finds that the annual rate rose from a rate of 0.3 cases per 100,000 people in 2009 to a rate of 1.2 per 100,000 people in 2018. That report also makes new recommendations for all adults to get screened for hepatitis C at least once in their lifetimes.

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In midst of COVID-19 epidemic, postpone routine cancer screenings

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