POWELL, Wyoming — Health officials are investigating an increase in
reported cases of the liver disease hepatitis C among young people in
Park County, with evidence suggesting needle sharing among intravenous
drug users might be to blame.
The probe came after 56 new reports of hepatitis C
infections were logged in the county in 2012 — a figure that exceeds the
state average and is about double the number of the year before, The
Powell Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/IdTgtX ) last week.