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Some people acquired hepatitis C through a blood transfusion before 1992, or via hemodialysis. Others become infected with the hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or different tools used to inject medication.

To date, 32 cases and 13 hospitalizations have been associated with the outbreak. The Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for the Quonochontaug East Beach Water Association in Charlestown has been lifted. The Precautionary Boil Water Advisory that had been in place for Chimera Inc. in Glocester has been lifted. The water system at The Village on Chopmist Hill shall be evaluated by an RI licensed Certified Operator.

As the main ingesting water provider for the residents of Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth, Newport Water serves practically 70,000 folks...

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