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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mercer ranks No. 1 in nation for rate of hepatitis B cases

 BLUEFIELD — Mercer County has the highest number of hepatitis B cases in West Virginia — the state with the most cases in the nation — but the local health department is now getting ready to offer a vaccine against the disease.

The Mercer County Health Department will be offering free hepatitis B vaccine to people who are at the highest risk for contracting the disease, said public health nurse Judy Bolton, RN.


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