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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Addiction is ‘a disease of isolation’ — so pandemic puts recovery at risk

Addiction is ‘a disease of isolation’ — so pandemic puts recovery at risk

Was the novel coronavirus really sneaky in its spread to the U.S.? Experts say no

Was the novel coronavirus really sneaky in its spread to the U.S.? Experts say no

Liver fibrosis associated with one type of heart failure, regardless of HIV or hepatitis C status

Liver fibrosis associated with one type of heart failure, regardless of HIV or hepatitis C status

UT Extension leads new effort to combat opioid crisis in rural Tennessee

UT Extension leads new effort to combat opioid crisis in rural Tennessee

Updated USPSTF recommendations on hepatitis C screening

Updated USPSTF recommendations on hepatitis C screening

New direct-acting antiviral therapies effectively target Hepatitis C virus

New direct-acting antiviral therapies effectively target Hepatitis C virus

Drug for Ebola and MERS effective against COVID-19

Drug for Ebola and MERS effective against COVID-19

Trusting injection drug users with IV antibiotics at home: It can work

Trusting injection drug users with IV antibiotics at home: It can work

Novartis and DNDi to partner on development of new oral treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

Novartis and DNDi to partner on development of new oral treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

Columbia teams receive $2.1 million grant to find potential antiviral drugs for 2019-nCoV

Columbia teams receive $2.1 million grant to find potential antiviral drugs for 2019-nCoV

Organs from hepatitis C-infected donors benefit many kidney patients

Organs from hepatitis C-infected donors benefit many kidney patients

Study finds inadequate testing for Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C

Study finds inadequate testing for Tennessee infants exposed to hepatitis C

A high number of lifetime sexual partners raises cancer risk

A high number of lifetime sexual partners raises cancer risk

Scientists isolate individual cells that cause autoimmune disease

Scientists isolate individual cells that cause autoimmune disease

Conservative Indiana adopted needle exchanges but still faces local resistance

Conservative Indiana adopted needle exchanges but still faces local resistance

First comprehensive survey of viruses found within different cancers

First comprehensive survey of viruses found within different cancers

Global funding for neglected disease research reaches a record high

Global funding for neglected disease research reaches a record high

Controlled-release opioids may lead to endocarditis in injection drug users

Controlled-release opioids may lead to endocarditis in injection drug users

Homeless Californians adapt to camp sweeps and ‘the Caltrans Shuffle’

Homeless Californians adapt to camp sweeps and ‘the Caltrans Shuffle’

Heart transplants from hepatitis C–positive donors could help overcome organ shortage

Heart transplants from hepatitis C–positive donors could help overcome organ shortage