Race to Cure Hepatitis C Heats Up

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which targets the liver cells. The most important sequel of chronic HCV infection is progressive liver fibrosis that leads to cirrhosis, end stage liver disease (ESLD), and hepatic cellular carcinoma. An estimated 270m - 300m people worldwide are infected with HCV and close to four million of them are in the US. Unlike chronic Hepatitis B and HIV, HCV can be cured although its heterogeneous mutation capability…

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