Little Funding, Awareness about Hepatitis
Local health adovates are raising awareness about viral hepatitis.
Monday, May 19, 2008
More than twenty thousand people in Sacramento have hepatitis C but about 70 percent of them don’t know they have it. Monday is the first World Hepatitis Day. KXJZ’s health care reporter Kelley Weiss talked with a local advocate Leslie Benson of Education for Healthy Choices. Benson got hepatitis C several years ago from a blood transfusion and is now trying to find more resources for what she calls a vastly underfunded disease.