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Hepatitis C cluster found in Becker, Mahnomen counties possibly caused by needle sharing

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An upward trend in the number of Hepatitis C cases reported in Becker and Mahnomen counties this year has drawn the attention of the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Ronda Stock, Becker County Community Health supervisor, said that 15 new cases of Hepatitis C had been reported in the two counties this year through the end of September, which is what prompted state public health officials to investigate.

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