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Health dept. to hold hepatitis clinics on Fridays

Created on:   Mon, Dec 4, 2017   4:24 PM

Last modified:   Mon, Dec 4, 2017   4:24 PM

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MORGANTOWN — The number of cases of Hepatitis C is on the rise, one of the legacies of the opioid crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cases has risen in West Virginia from 46 in 2011 to 63 in 2015, making the state the second highest per capita in the nation for cases of Hepatitis C. For the United States overall, the number is even more dramatic, almost doubling from 1,232 in 2011 to 2,436 in 2015.

To help people who have Hepatitis C and/or Hepatitis B, the Monongalia County Health Department will hold Hepatitis Clinics from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays. The clinic will be led by Susan R. McKenrick, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and Kendra L. Barker, DNP, CDE, ADM. Barker also leads MCHD’s Diabetes Clinic that is held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays.

For more information on MCHD’s Hepatitis Clinic, or to make an appointment, call 304-598-5119.