CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdatePENNSYLVANIA: Area Residents Screened for Hepatitis C on Sunday
By Michael Alan Goldberg
May 21, 2013
The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) (05.20.2013)
On May 19, in Landsdale, Penn., individuals gathered inside the Lansdale United Methodist Church to participate in a free hepatitis C screening held from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. in honor of National Hepatitis Testing Day. The event primarily targeted the North Pennsylvania area’s growing Egyptian population. Egypt has the highest rate of hepatitis C globally and many immigrants have recently settled in the area, according to Sandra Khalil, founder and president of the nonprofit healthcare organization CrossLink Medical Resources. The organization coordinated the event, which expected to screen 200 individuals from the Egyptian community.