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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.
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

Opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of some infectious diseases

Opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of some infectious diseases

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Hepatitis C-infected thoracic organs can be safely transplanted, study finds

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

Study uncovers genetic variant associated with liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C patients

European surveillance data shows slight decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases

European surveillance data shows slight decrease in newly reported hepatitis C cases

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

WHO guidelines for chronic hepatitis B fail to detect half of the patients in Ethiopia needing treatment

New strategy for potential treatment of HBV associated liver cancer

New strategy for potential treatment of HBV associated liver cancer

Research identifies guidelines for prioritizing hepatitis C treatment in U.S. prisons

Research identifies guidelines for prioritizing hepatitis C treatment in U.S. prisons

Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

Current HBV genome sequences help deduce ancient human population movements into Australia

Current HBV genome sequences help deduce ancient human population movements into Australia

Researchers use big data to gain better understanding of hepatitis E virus

Researchers use big data to gain better understanding of hepatitis E virus

Antiviral treatment improves survival for kidney transplant recipients infected with HBV or HCV

Antiviral treatment improves survival for kidney transplant recipients infected with HBV or HCV

Shorter treatment for Chagas disease found to be effective and safer than standard treatment

Shorter treatment for Chagas disease found to be effective and safer than standard treatment

PNAS publishes results of pilot study for early detection of liver cancer

PNAS publishes results of pilot study for early detection of liver cancer