Hepatitis C

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.
What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C infection is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis C virus. Infection with hepatitis C may damage the liver leading to chronic infection.

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Study: 40% of cancer cases in the U.S. attributable to modifiable risk factors

Study: 40% of cancer cases in the U.S. attributable to modifiable risk factors

OraQuick HCV self-test receives WHO prequalification

OraQuick HCV self-test receives WHO prequalification

Asia Pacific faces hepatitis crisis: Urgent action needed to meet WHO targets

Asia Pacific faces hepatitis crisis: Urgent action needed to meet WHO targets

Pentraxin 3 as a predictor of advanced fibrosis and carotid intima-media thickness in MAFLD patients

Pentraxin 3 as a predictor of advanced fibrosis and carotid intima-media thickness in MAFLD patients

UT Health Science Center awarded $1.58M grant to study cancer disparities among Black women

UT Health Science Center awarded $1.58M grant to study cancer disparities among Black women

New strategy targets rare B cells for effective HIV vaccine development

New strategy targets rare B cells for effective HIV vaccine development

Improved kidney transplant success from deceased donors with dialysis history

Improved kidney transplant success from deceased donors with dialysis history

New antibody shows promise as universal weapon against COVID-19 variants

New antibody shows promise as universal weapon against COVID-19 variants

WHO report highlights rising STI rates and insufficient progress in HIV and hepatitis control

WHO report highlights rising STI rates and insufficient progress in HIV and hepatitis control

Clean needles save lives. In some states, they might not be legal.

Clean needles save lives. In some states, they might not be legal.

Canada unlikely to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030, study finds

Canada unlikely to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030, study finds

Global increase in deaths from viral hepatitis revealed in WHO report

Global increase in deaths from viral hepatitis revealed in WHO report

Telemedicine doubles HCV treatment success for opioid use disorder patients

Telemedicine doubles HCV treatment success for opioid use disorder patients

Case study: Monkeypox breakthrough infection in fully vaccinated individual

Case study: Monkeypox breakthrough infection in fully vaccinated individual

Researchers identify viable vaccine targets for hepatitis C infections

Researchers identify viable vaccine targets for hepatitis C infections

New drug candidate designed at the atomic level could help halt emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants

New drug candidate designed at the atomic level could help halt emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants

Study links rising metabolic syndrome scores to increased cancer risk

Study links rising metabolic syndrome scores to increased cancer risk

Nomogram could be a game-changer for predicting alcohol-related liver cancer risk

Nomogram could be a game-changer for predicting alcohol-related liver cancer risk

Identifying antiviral protein IFN-γ as a potential biomarker for Long COVID

Identifying antiviral protein IFN-γ as a potential biomarker for Long COVID

Machine learning model to determine associations between metabolic syndrome and lactation

Machine learning model to determine associations between metabolic syndrome and lactation

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