More younger Islanders becoming infected with virus
A growing number of Islanders, particularly younger people, are
contracting Hepatitis C, a jump that is directly linked to intravenous
drug use in P.E.I, say health officials.
In the last decade, the number of people who have contracted the
virus, which infects the blood and damages the liver, has nearly doubled
from about 25 cases a year to 50.
Currently, 760 people have Hepatitis C in P.E.I.