Taken from USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Jan. 19, 2017 article….

Hepatitis C is increasing across central Wisconsin — with one county experiencing six times more cases over a five-year period — and health officials want people in at-risk groups to get tested as soon as possible.

Failure to get tested and treated can have serious consequences, including liver disease and eventually liver cancer from hepatitis C, said Melanie Behr, nursing supervisor for the Portage County Health Department.

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