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