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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.
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

Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day linked to reduced mortality risk in HIV-HCV patients

Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day linked to reduced mortality risk in HIV-HCV patients

Routine and rapid HCV testing improves life expectancy, reduces costs for young adults

Routine and rapid HCV testing improves life expectancy, reduces costs for young adults

Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens

Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens

EHR-based prompt in primary care increases HCV screening rates among baby boomers

EHR-based prompt in primary care increases HCV screening rates among baby boomers

Direct-acting antiviral therapy found to be safe, effective in patients with CKD and HCV infection

Direct-acting antiviral therapy found to be safe, effective in patients with CKD and HCV infection

Pioneering cancer gene therapy gets green light — and $475,000 price tag

Pioneering cancer gene therapy gets green light — and $475,000 price tag

New app could lead to earlier detection of pancreatic cancer by snapping a smartphone selfie

New app could lead to earlier detection of pancreatic cancer by snapping a smartphone selfie

LSU Health New Orleans receives $10 million grant to support research on virus-induced cancers

LSU Health New Orleans receives $10 million grant to support research on virus-induced cancers

Self-powered, paper-based electrochemical devices detect biomarkers and identify diseases

Self-powered, paper-based electrochemical devices detect biomarkers and identify diseases

Pork products associated with carrying hepatitis E virus in Britain

Pork products associated with carrying hepatitis E virus in Britain

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections

Researchers identify role of blood-filtering organs in fighting against viral infections

Routinely used hospital tool can predict poor outcomes in liver transplant recipients

Routinely used hospital tool can predict poor outcomes in liver transplant recipients

Shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine - prioritization of vaccinations announced in UK

Shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine - prioritization of vaccinations announced in UK

Congress revamps housing program to benefit areas where HIV is spreading

Congress revamps housing program to benefit areas where HIV is spreading

FDA approves new treatment for all HCV genotypes 1-6

FDA approves new treatment for all HCV genotypes 1-6