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.
Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for "Best Topical Reporting" from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis