Investigation finds 150,000 unsafe injections in last 10 years, leading to 49 disease outbreaks. These are entirely preventable disease outbreaks. USA Today profiles two people who were infected with hepatitis C and have endured lengthy treatments, one woman while simultaneously being treated for cancer.

As drug-resistant superbugs and increasingly virulent viruses menace the medical world, patients face a threat that was supposed to die with the advent of the disposable syringe 150 years ago: dirty needles.

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