Hepatitis C Now Kills More Americans Than Any Other Infectious Disease
The CDC announced Wednesday that hepatitis C is the deadliest infectious disease in America, killing more people than all other diseases combined.By Grant Suneson | May 4, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that one infectious disease now kills more Americans than all others combined.
New data shows hepatitis C killed nearly 20,000 people in 2014. Even more worrying for doctors is that an estimated 3.5 million people in the U.S. have the hepatitis C virus, but half of them don’t even know.
Hepatitis C symptoms, like fever, nausea and joint pain are often too mild to warrant a trip to the doctor, so it sometimes goes undiagnosed.