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Study finds high hepatitis rate at IHS clinics in Montana

A study of two Indian Health Service clinics in Montana found that 6 percent of Indian women are infected with hepatitis C.

The rate among the general population is only 1 percent. The disparity prompted state and tribal officials to start a public awareness about hepatitis C, cannot be cured.

IHS epidemiologist Christine Dubray looked at data of Indian women who went for prenatal care at the clinics.

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Indian clinics uncover high rate of hepatitis C (The Billings Gazette 3/23)