WVU in the News: The US opioid epidemic is driving a spike in infectious diseases

Researchers around the country are scrambling to understand these outbreaks, but lack solid data on case numbers.

Opioid addiction kills tens of thousands of people every year in the United States and the trend shows no signs of slowing. Now, public-health officials are worried about a surge in bacterial and viral infections linked to opioid abuse that threatens to compound the crisis.

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