PBS NewsHour

The Cherokee Nation wants to reverse hepatitis C

Clip: 03/24/2016 | 8m 52s

The Cherokee Nation, one of the largest Native American tribes, has become the first community in the U.S. to set a goal of eliminating hepatitis C from its population. Tribe officials plan to screen 300,000 members, whose prevalence of infection for the virus is five times the national rate, and treat them with drugs that have proven 90 percent effective. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee reports.

Aired: 03/24/16

Rating: NR

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