According to the CDC, hepatitis-C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease.
And the number of cases is increasing across the US.
The opioid crisis is mainly to blame.
The Hep-C epidemic is being fueled by needle sharing among drug users.
The CDC says Kentucky has the highest incidence of Hep-C in the country at seven times the national rate.
But the crisis is impacting every corner of the country, especially in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Oregon.
The Appalachian region is also struggling to combat the crisis.
If left untreated the disease can be deadly.
Some states are tackling the problem with anonymous clean needle exchanges.
Participants only give their initials, birth date and their used needles.
In return they receive sterile drug equipment like syringes, tourniquets and cotton balls.