Hepatitis C: Silent Epidemic, Mute Public Health Response
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Brief Executive Summary
The Committee on Government Reform and Oversight investigated the spread of the Hepatitis C Virus. The investigation found that the Federal response to the epidemic was inadequate, and HHS plans to "look back" for people infected through blood were too limited. In response, the committee recommended that the Secretary of HHS should take the lead to coordinate the Federal public health response and consider expanding the "look back" plan. Similarly, the committee recommended federal education campaigns alongside required testing by the DOD for recruits and active duty personnel.