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5/7/2018 4:03:00 PM
Tippecanoe County needle exchange program found 35 people with hepatitis C in April

Jeong Park, Journal and Courier Reporter

TIPPECANOE COUNTY - The Tippecanoe County Health Department said Gateway to Hope, its needle exchange program, found 35 cases of hepatitis C in April.

"That's alarming," said Commissioner Tracy Brown. 

The county has seen a sharp uptick in hepatitis C cases over the last few years, which led the county to start Gateway to Hope. Last year, there were about 150 new cases of the disease.

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