Liver disease - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Liver disease Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US NEW YORK (AP) — The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said Thursday. The number of new infections nearly tripled in five years, to about 2,400 in 2015. The virus is spread by sharing needles to inject drugs, and the increase coincided with a surge in heroin use. ... Thu, 11 May 2017 21:15:00 GMT 2017-05-11T21:15:00Z