Indiana declares Public Health Emergency over Drug-related HIV Outbreak

March 27, 2015 2:21 PM

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Indiana declares Public Health Emergency over Drug-related HIV Outbreak

Indiana's Governor Mike Pence has declared a public health emergency due to a rapidly spreading, intravenous drug use-linked HIV outbreak in a rural southern county.

According to health officials, since December around 72 people, all tied to Scott County, have got infected in southern Indiana, and another seven have preliminary positive HIV infections. In Scott County around five cases are seen every year.

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