There are many forms of the hepatitis C virus. The most common in the U.S. is type 1. None is more serious than any other, but they respond differently to treatment.
Opioids Drive Hep C to More than 2 Million in U.S.
Nearly 2.4 million Americans are infected with the hepatitis C virus, the CDC says. Most cases can be traced to injection-drug use among younger adults addicted to heroin and other opioids. Adults under 40 have the highest rate of new infections.
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