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Hepatitis C Outbreak May Be Spreading

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Hepatitis C is a disease caused by the Hepatitis C virus that results infection of the liver. It is mainly transferred by blood to blood contact.

As of today, more than 350 people have been tested in the Minot area and 27 people carry the strain associated with the outbreak.

"And, so that is why we are doing such a thorough investigation because we need to find out where these exposures are occurring. One, so people can be checked if they need to be tested as well as just preventing any further cases," says Tracy Miller, North Dakota Department of Health.

For more information on this outbreak you can call the department's public health hotline toll free at 1-866-207-2880.

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