Fewer Americans are living with hepatitis C, because more have died

March 3, 2014 10:39 PM

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Fewer Americans are living with hepatitis C, because more have died

The number of Americans who are infected with hepatitis C is falling, but that’s probably because more people who have been sickened by the virus are dying as a result, government researchers reported Monday.

After analyzing data from thousands of people who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that about 1% of the population over age 5 have hepatitis C. If so, that would translate to 2.68 million p...

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