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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.
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

New findings could facilitate the development of hepatitis C mouse model

New findings could facilitate the development of hepatitis C mouse model

Study identifies antigens targeted by antibody response to Kawasaki Disease

Study identifies antigens targeted by antibody response to Kawasaki Disease

Studies verify novel method of HIV transmission among injection drug users and effective prevention

Studies verify novel method of HIV transmission among injection drug users and effective prevention

Researchers find out barriers to obtaining clean needles and needle exchange

Researchers find out barriers to obtaining clean needles and needle exchange

Study finds identical alcohol relapse rates among liver transplant recipients regardless of sobriety period

Study finds identical alcohol relapse rates among liver transplant recipients regardless of sobriety period

New technique uses UV and red light to decontaminate organs before transplantation

New technique uses UV and red light to decontaminate organs before transplantation

Hepatitis C infections could be reduced by stepping up efforts to prevent transmission in people who inject drugs

Hepatitis C infections could be reduced by stepping up efforts to prevent transmission in people who inject drugs

Rising rates of liver cancer deaths largely confined to individuals with less education

Rising rates of liver cancer deaths largely confined to individuals with less education

Heart and lung transplants from hepatitis-C infected donors considered safe

Heart and lung transplants from hepatitis-C infected donors considered safe