Viral Hepatitis Conference July 27; Ky.’s rate is double U.S. rate

Kentucky will hold its eighth annual conference on viral hepatitis on July 27, the day after World Hepatitis Day.

“Hepatitis in Kentucky: The Role of Professionals in Hepatitis Elimination” will be hosted by the Kentucky Rural Health Association and will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington.

The agenda for the event has not been released. Click here for more information and to register. Continuing education credits will be offered to medical professionals.

In 2019, the latest data available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the rates of reported hepatitis C infections in Kentucky were 2.9 cases per 100,000 people, more than double the nationwide rate of 1.3 cases per 100,000 people.

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