The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services reported in a press release that the county has three time more hepatitis C cases compared to the California state average. Nearly one in 18 people had cases of the virus in 2017. Public Health is working on ways to bring the number of cases down.
The full press release is below:
Millions of people in the U.S. live with chronic hepatitis, and according to the California Department of Public Health, Humboldt County’s rate of new cases of hepatitis C is nearly three times the state average.