CDC issues nationwide alert due to rise in hepatitis C cases, Indiana HIV outbreak

April 24, 2015 5:36 PM

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other states to closely track their hepatitis C and HIV rates to identify potential clusters of disease.

Indiana state health officials said Friday that the number of positive HIV tests has jumped to 142 in 2015 in Scott County, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. That number includes 136 confirmed cases and 6 preliminary positives.

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