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Syringe program alone won't address Humboldt County's high hepatitis infection rate, officials say

Humboldt County health officials said Tuesday that the county's syringe programs alone cannot address local drug addiction issues and the fact that the county has the highest rate of hepatitis C infection rate in the entire state. County Public Health Division director Michele Stephens said the county lacks medication-assisted treatment that address substance abuse and hepatitis C treatment because of the costs and capacity of local health providers.

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