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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.
Alarming number of life-threatening heart infections related to drug abuse

Alarming number of life-threatening heart infections related to drug abuse

HCV-infected donor kidneys are safe and functional one year post-transplantation

HCV-infected donor kidneys are safe and functional one year post-transplantation

Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis

Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis

Breakthrough study shows transplanting Hepatitis C-infected kidneys is safe

Breakthrough study shows transplanting Hepatitis C-infected kidneys is safe

Study finds transplantation of Hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys to uninfected recipients to be safe

Study finds transplantation of Hepatitis C-infected donor kidneys to uninfected recipients to be safe

NIH announces new round of funding for Research Centers in Minority Institutions

NIH announces new round of funding for Research Centers in Minority Institutions

French organ transplant centers more likely to accept kidneys discarded in the United States

French organ transplant centers more likely to accept kidneys discarded in the United States

Needle stick injuries are common and can transmit many blood-borne pathogens

Needle stick injuries are common and can transmit many blood-borne pathogens

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