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Country: United States
City: Saint Louis
Type: Testing and Screening Vaccination
The Cardinals baseball team are stepping up to the plate against Hepatitis C.
Fans will be able to get free Hepatitis C screenings at Busch Stadium.
It's part of a nationwide effort by Major League Baseball to bring attention to the causes and treatment of Hepatitis C.
Facts about Hepatitis C
•Approximately 3.2 million Americans have chronic hepatitis C virus.
•While rates of new infection for chronic hepatitis C are dropping, the number of people with existing infection who are starting to develop serious complications, such as advanced liver disease and liver cancer, is expected to increase over the next 10 to 20 years.
•As a result, there is a growing urgency for increased awareness and education to ensure people with HCV infection are diagnosed and seek the care of a physician. http://bit.ly/nAg9xN