A growing number of hepatitis A outbreaks have been occurring across the country since 2016, especially among people living homeless and people who use drugs.
King Count has had total of nine cases in less than a year. Typically, we see no more than five.
Public health officials warn that these diseases can easily jump beyond the homeless population.
One reason for the shift, researchers said, is that hepatitis C, which used to be the leading cause of liver transplants, has become easier to treat with drugs.
Patients who received dental services from Burien’s George M. Davis Dental Clinic should to consider being tested for hepatitis B, C, and HIV — officials say
Courts have ruled states cannot withhold potentially life-saving but expensive medications from Medicaid beneficiaries and prison inmates who have hepatitis C.
Program serving as a pilot program for Washington state.