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Rural Indiana HIV outbreak spreads to more than 100 cases
Rural Indiana HIV outbreak spreads to more than 100 cases

Health officials say that more than 100 people in southeastern Indiana have tested positive for HIV, an expansion of an outbreak that caused the state to declare a health emergency last month. Health officials had said they expected the number of HIV cases in Scott County, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Ky., to rise ever since they discovered the problem. The spread of the virus, which causes AIDS, has been linked to the use of contaminated syringes and the painkiller Opana in the area. Almost all of the confirmed HIV cases have been from Austin, a rural city of about 4,200 people. “The fact that we now have more than 100 cases of HIV related to this outbreak...

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