BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) - Hepatitis C has reached epidemic proportions in the state of West Virginia.
Thursday, the West Virginia Rural Health Association, along with West Virginia University, and other organizations had an educational conference at the Bluefield Quality Inn.
This conference helped educate physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants on how to treat Hepatitis C in West Virginia.
At one point, Hepatitis C was not curable, but now patients can quickly receive treatment at any level of Hepatitis C and easily be cured.
Treating Hepititis C is much cheaper for West Virginia medicare patients, and insurance companies.
The hope is that the educational awareness behind Hepatitis C will help improve the health of rural West Virginians.
The West Virginia Rural Health Association (WVRHA) is a non-profit and member driven organization, with a mission to unite communities, individuals, and agencies to strengthen rural health in West Virginia. They do this by continuing education and teaching people best practices for health.
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