Michigan faces Opioid Crisis and Hepatitis C Infections Increase

  • 2060 new hepatitis C infections in Michigan in 2016 alone.
  • Total of 11,883 hepatitis C infections in Michigan in 2016.
  • Hepatitis C can lead to liver cancer, liver transplants, viral hepatitis deaths, all have increased over the past 10 years.
  • Deaths caused by heroin abuse increased by 624% from 2000 to 2015.
  • Total of 2334 overdose deaths in 2016.