Warning: Hepatitis B rates on the rise in West Virginia due to intravenous drug use
CLARKSBURG — At a recent Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department meeting, hepatitis B rates were a notable topic of discussion.
Nursing Director Margaret Howe stated the department has already
seen 17 acute cases of hepatitis B this year when typically there are
two or three acute cases a year. Acute cases are considered “new,” and
not people who have previously contracted the disease.
Labels: HBV transmission and prevention, Intravenous drug use