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Issues Tank: Hepatitis B Among NYC's Asian Immigrants

by George Bodarky
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Electron microscope image of the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

Sanofi Pasteur, flickr

WFUV's Issues Tank Project explores health issues in NYC's immigrant communities.

Hepatitis B is often called a silent killer.  That's because people with the virus may not have any symptoms until later on, when more serious complications, like liver damage, can occur. 

In New York City, Hepatitis B infection is alarmingly high in the Asian-American community.  As part of WFUV's Issues Tank project, George Bodarky looks into the issue. Listen to his report and interview. 

For this report George talked with Kay Chun, Director of Korean Community Services' Public Health and Research Center and Linda Lee, who is the Executive Director of Korean Community Services. Listen to the full interview below.

 

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Interview with Kay Chun and Linda Lee

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