Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US

Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US

The study reviewed birth records from 2009 to 2014. This is equivalent to 35 infants exposed to the virus per day. The CDC attributes the rising numbers amoung younger individuals primarily to injection drug use related to the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Intravenous drug use is the most common form of transmission in the United States.

"They share needles or reuse needles or use found needles somewhere", said Dr. Ravi Vemuri, an infectious disease physician who has experienced the heroin epidemic firsthand.

He also said that it is increasingly important that infants exposed to hepatitis C are monitored to see if they get the virus. The remainder will develop chronic infection.

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Hepatitis C is the top infectious disease killer in the nation, taking almost 20,000 lives in 2015, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hepatitis C is characterized by a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, often ending up in serious liver damage. There are other ways that the virus can be transmitted. Unlike hepatitis A and B, there's no vaccine for hepatitis C and it can be fatal if not treated. Still, the majority of the 3.5 million Americans who are living with HCV are those who were born between 1945 and 1965, namely baby boomers. Some people may feel briefly unwell and in rare cases may become jaundiced (yellowing of the skin and eyes).

Symptoms of hepatitis C infection include fever, abdominal pain nausea, loss of appetite, joint pains, vomiting and jaundice. Of those, 25 patients had injected drugs.

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The only way to prevent this infection is to use clean needles or to not use at all. "It is seen as a tool to prevent the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C".

If you are considering having body piercing, ear piercing, a tattoo, semi-permanent make-up or acupuncture, whether in this country or overseas, make sure that any equipment used is sterile. The report showed that the seven states, which include New Mexico, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Tennessee, West Virginia and ME, have a statistically significant increase drug overdose deaths also have an infection rate at least twice the national average. Sky high hepatitis C drug costs have led states to restrict coverage of drugs to treat it. The highest rates were in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, despite a lack of increased funding for detecting new infections by the CDC during the years the survey was conducted. However, deaths associated with HCV were largely underestimated, according to the agency; the only large US study of deaths among persons with confirmed HCV infection indicated that only 19% had HCV listed on the death certificates despite 75% having evidence of substantial liver disease.

In one West Virginia county, one out of every 50 births involved a woman who tested positive for hepatitis C, Patrick said. Though they have adopted permissive Medicaid treatment policies, they still rank among the 17 states with highest rates of new hepatitis C virus infections.

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Some children have been known to clear the virus on their own, while others can start treatment around age three.

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