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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.
Treating the new hep C generation on their turf

Treating the new hep C generation on their turf

4 in 10 cancers preventable by adopting simple lifestyle changes

4 in 10 cancers preventable by adopting simple lifestyle changes

Massachusetts grabs spotlight by proposing new twist on Medicaid drug coverage

Massachusetts grabs spotlight by proposing new twist on Medicaid drug coverage

Antiviral drug selectively targets the most aggressive viruses, research says

Antiviral drug selectively targets the most aggressive viruses, research says

Australia’s annual report on STIs shows increasing rates of gonorrhea and syphilis

Australia’s annual report on STIs shows increasing rates of gonorrhea and syphilis

Gonorrhea and syphilis cases rise in Australia

Gonorrhea and syphilis cases rise in Australia

World Hepatitis Summit 2017 calls for immediate action to tackle viral hepatitis

World Hepatitis Summit 2017 calls for immediate action to tackle viral hepatitis

Discovery may provide insight into how Zika virus gets transmitted from mother to fetus

Discovery may provide insight into how Zika virus gets transmitted from mother to fetus

Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

On back roads of Appalachia’s coal country, mental health services are as rare as jobs

Report sheds light on global market for infectious disease immunoassays

Report sheds light on global market for infectious disease immunoassays

NTNU researchers reveal how HCV converts innocent cells into virus factories

NTNU researchers reveal how HCV converts innocent cells into virus factories

Study reveals unique norovirus characteristic of hiding from host immune system

Study reveals unique norovirus characteristic of hiding from host immune system

Donor organs labeled as increased risk less likely to be used by transplant patients

Donor organs labeled as increased risk less likely to be used by transplant patients

Hepatitis C drug’s lower cost paves way for Medicaid, prisons to expand treatment

Hepatitis C drug’s lower cost paves way for Medicaid, prisons to expand treatment

Cancer vaccines need to target immune fighters that can withstand battle against malicious tumors

Cancer vaccines need to target immune fighters that can withstand battle against malicious tumors

CDC warns about steep rise in STDs among Americans

CDC warns about steep rise in STDs among Americans

California scrambles to contain ‘unprecedented’ hepatitis A outbreaks

California scrambles to contain ‘unprecedented’ hepatitis A outbreaks