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More Die from Hepatitis C Than HIV in U.S.

A new government study suggests more Americans die from Hepatitis C infection every year than from HIV.

Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling on expanded screenings.

About 3.2 million people in the U.S. are infected with Hepatitis C.

The disease is spread through contact with contaminated blood, most commonly through shared needles.

The CDC is now recommending Hepatitis C screenings for anyone who may have high risk factors for the infection.


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