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Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that infects the liver, where it causes significant inflammation, damage and disruption of normal liver function. According to estimates by the World Health Organization, around 3 to 4 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C every year.
Human apolipoprotein E promotes hepatitis B virus infection

Human apolipoprotein E promotes hepatitis B virus infection

Antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly half, study shows

Antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly half, study shows

Trump administration ‘open for business’ on drug imports from Canada

Trump administration ‘open for business’ on drug imports from Canada

UM researchers receive $14 million from NIH for cutting-edge HIV research

UM researchers receive $14 million from NIH for cutting-edge HIV research

90% of hepatitis cases, 65% hepatitis deaths preventable by 2030

90% of hepatitis cases, 65% hepatitis deaths preventable by 2030

People successfully treated for visceral leishmaniasis can still infect others, study confirms

People successfully treated for visceral leishmaniasis can still infect others, study confirms

Homeless people are deprived of primary healthcare services, study finds

Homeless people are deprived of primary healthcare services, study finds

Florida is the latest Republican-led state to adopt clean needle exchanges

Florida is the latest Republican-led state to adopt clean needle exchanges

Scientists develop new way to detect and switch off ticking time bomb of liver disease

Scientists develop new way to detect and switch off ticking time bomb of liver disease

Molecular virologist receives nearly $2 million NIH grant renewal to study hepatitis E virus

Molecular virologist receives nearly $2 million NIH grant renewal to study hepatitis E virus

Europe: Data shows upward trend in chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008

Europe: Data shows upward trend in chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008

Researcher employs people who inject drugs to study factors influencing acquisition of HIV

Researcher employs people who inject drugs to study factors influencing acquisition of HIV

A beginner’s guide to better understand curative and transformative therapies

A beginner’s guide to better understand curative and transformative therapies

Elimination of vertical transmission of HCV from mothers to babies

Elimination of vertical transmission of HCV from mothers to babies

Plant-derived siRNAs could bring a 'green revolution' in RNAi tools and therapeutics

Plant-derived siRNAs could bring a 'green revolution' in RNAi tools and therapeutics

Opioid epidemic increases proportion of hearts transplanted from overdose death donors

Opioid epidemic increases proportion of hearts transplanted from overdose death donors

Early contact with needle-exchange program can have a protective effect against hepatitis C

Early contact with needle-exchange program can have a protective effect against hepatitis C

Widespread HCV testing and treatment strategy in U.S. prisons improves outcomes

Widespread HCV testing and treatment strategy in U.S. prisons improves outcomes

New project involves understanding link between opioid crisis and cancer

New project involves understanding link between opioid crisis and cancer

Researchers describe the impact of chronic hepatitis D on parts of the immune system

Researchers describe the impact of chronic hepatitis D on parts of the immune system