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Hepatitis B and C Awareness Across Washington

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The State Health Department says people need to get checked for Hepatitis B and C.

They say in Washington more than 120,000 people have the virus, but only about half of the cases have been reported. Right now the health department is already working on how to prevent more cases.

Starting in June, they'll offer free Hepatitis C testing across the state, and also free vaccines for Hepatitis A and B.

Doctors say one in 12 people in the world are living with Hepatitis. For this reason the World Hepatitis Alliance, has come up with a campaign called Am I number 12?. The Washington Health Department is also working with this campaign.

We've attached a link to their web site on the On-Air-Links Section of our web site.