May 15, 2014 7:25 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
UC researchers say the best way to slow the Hepatitis C epidemic is through the prison system.
Nearly four million Americans may be infected with Hepatitis C and about one in six prisoners have the virus.
Researchers say identifying and treating infected inmates could cure a huge number of people before they're released back into the community.
Hepatitis C can cause cirrhosis, cancer, or failure of the liver.
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