Drug abuse fuels steep rise in hepatitis B in Appalachia, study shows
Cases of hepatitis B, often spurred by the use of drugs injected into the body, spiked in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, according to a new study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control. It signals a threat to other parts of the country where the use of illegal drugs injected into the body, such as heroin, has risen. Ref. USAToday.