Rise in known Hepatitis C cases possibly due to improved screening

Hepatitis C might be on the rise locally, according to a new report from the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit. Part of the problem comes from a reluctance to seek help based on the slow progression of the disease. At Wednesday’s Board of Health meeting, the 2015 infectious disease report was presented by the health unit’s epidemiologist, Stanley Ing, and its program manager of clinic services, Stacy Rybansky. Three infectious diseases saw their numbers

London, Ontario declares ‘health emergency’ over rise in HIV and hepatitis C

The Middlesex London Health Unit is asking for more resources to combat an alarming increase in HIV and hepatits C infections, a situation it calls "a public health emergency." Injection drug use is a major cause for the skyrocketing rates, according to a statement from health officials issued Tuesday. London hands out 2.5M needles to addicts every year "The Middlesex London Health Unit will ask its board to consider reallocating health unit resou