Hep C rise baffles experts in Nova Scotia
Ten years ago, about 250 new cases were diagnosed. This year, it was close to 300.
Hepatitis C rates are increasing in Nova Scotia and experts say more education is needed to combat the disease.
About 5,000 Nova Scotians have the infection, which spreads through
the blood and damages the liver. It’s a chronic condition caused by the
hepatitis C virus. Only Nova Scotia and P.E.I. saw rates increase in the number of new cases.