The hepatitis C virus was discovered in 1989 – research that’s now earned a Nobel Prize.
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The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine goes to the discoverers of the hepatitis C virus. There's an effective cure but homelessness and the opioid epidemic are driving a surge in infections.
Sub-Saharan Africa has a low uptake of the Hepatitis B vaccine compared to the rest of the world.
HIV/AIDS receives more funding than hepatitis, which is responsible for more deaths.
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About 19 million Nigerians have hepatitis but most of them don't know it.
Hepatitis C rates have risen in the U.S. as drug use and opioid abuse have risen.
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and with an effective cure for hepatitis C there is much to celebrate. But homelessness and the opioid epidemic are driving a surge in hepatitis infections.
Many people with chronic hepatitis B in Australia were born in nearby countries where vaccination is still not provided to many children.
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Of the more than 175,000 people living with chronic hepatitis B infection in this country, the majority were born overseas in high prevalence countries. Most have come from Asia and the Pacific, a region…