Grand Forks, N.D. (Valley News Live) The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting a dramatic rise in the cases of Hepatitis C in Grand Forks County.
The agency is reporting a 78 percent increase from 2017 to 2018.
Through more research, NDDH found most cases are transmitted through injecting drugs.
Grand Forks Public Health is working to create a syringe service program to hopefully cut down on the numbers of Hep. C and HIV transmitted through drug use.
There will be a public meeting on the new syringe program on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the Grand Forks County Building. It is expected to go from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
We have more information on the syringe program and meeting under the 'related links' section of this article.