Oregon Hep C Cases Too High
Oregon is getting way ahead of the country, in a dubious category.
The state's death rate for Hepatitis C is getting close to twice the national average.
And the rate of new infections also runs well ahead of the national average.
The inflammation of the liver is far more common than HIV/AIDS, and health officials are scrambling to respond.
Jackson County Public Health Officer Dr. Jim Shames joins us with causes and possible approaches.