Kansas to treat 600 inmates with Hep C

State News

February 25, 2019 - 10:36 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Nearly 600 Kansas inmates have tested positive for hepatitis C, but corrections officials are focusing on treating only the most advanced cases because they don’t have the money to treat them all.

Corrections Interim Secretary Roger Werholtz told the Wichita Eagle that the department wants to ensure that all infected inmates get treated before their release.

“We don’t want them carrying the disease out of the facility,” Werholtz said.

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