http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A22472-2003May6.html Nearly one in three inmates entering Maryland's prisons is infected with HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus, the Washington Post reports. Prisoners' infection rates were dramatically higher than the general population's, based on blood tests of 3,914 people entering the state penal system during a 60-day period last year. The most prevalent infection in Maryland state prisons was hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus that can cause liver disease . . .
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