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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.
ECDC highlights need to scale-up efforts for eliminating viral hepatitis in Europe

ECDC highlights need to scale-up efforts for eliminating viral hepatitis in Europe

Men with hepatitis B more likely to develop severe liver disease despite lifestyle choices

Men with hepatitis B more likely to develop severe liver disease despite lifestyle choices

New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations

New report identifies lack of knowledge about heart disease in prison populations

Princeton scientists test cell-culture system to aid study of HBV infections

Princeton scientists test cell-culture system to aid study of HBV infections

Relaxed blood donation rules for gay men and sex workers in England and Scotland

Relaxed blood donation rules for gay men and sex workers in England and Scotland

WHO alerts countries to increasing trend of HIV drug resistance

WHO alerts countries to increasing trend of HIV drug resistance

FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C

FDA approves fixed-dose combination tablet for treating adults with chronic hepatitis C

Contaminated blood scandal that infected thousands in 70’s and 80’s being investigated

Contaminated blood scandal that infected thousands in 70’s and 80’s being investigated

Cancer death rates in rural America slower to decline compared to urban areas

Cancer death rates in rural America slower to decline compared to urban areas

Study estimates number of cancer deaths in China attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors

Study estimates number of cancer deaths in China attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Health care battle on hill has veterans defending Obamacare benefits

Health care battle on hill has veterans defending Obamacare benefits

Simple treatment leads to sustained virological response in patients with thalassaemia and HCV

Simple treatment leads to sustained virological response in patients with thalassaemia and HCV

Vaccines can be blamed for any illness even with lack of evidence says EU court

Vaccines can be blamed for any illness even with lack of evidence says EU court

A ‘safe’ space to shoot up: Worth a try in California?

A ‘safe’ space to shoot up: Worth a try in California?

Exclusive: White House task force echoes pharma proposals

Exclusive: White House task force echoes pharma proposals

People in recovery worry GOP Medicaid cuts would put treatment out of reach

People in recovery worry GOP Medicaid cuts would put treatment out of reach

Survey finds parents to be least knowledgeable about invasive pneumococcal disease

Survey finds parents to be least knowledgeable about invasive pneumococcal disease

Opana ER – a long acting opioid painkiller, to be pulled from the markets as per FDA directive

Opana ER – a long acting opioid painkiller, to be pulled from the markets as per FDA directive

UNC researchers identify how class of antiviral drugs interacts with HCV

UNC researchers identify how class of antiviral drugs interacts with HCV