Infections among homeless could fuel wider epidemics: study

A homeless man sleeps on a cement bench in the downtown of ValparaisoLONDON (Reuters) – Homeless people across the world have dramatically higher rates of infection with tuberculosis (TB), HIV and hepatitis C and could fuel community epidemics that cost governments dear, a study showed on Monday. With an estimated 650,000 homeless people in the United States and around 380,000 in Britain, experts said high levels of infection would not only cause yet more poverty and distress for those without homes, but could also become a wider problem. …



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