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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Hepatitis C: #1 infectious disease cause of death in Americans

Deaths associated with hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014, according to preliminary surveillance data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/Video Screen More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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Hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi, receives FDA nod

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection yesterday. Sovaldi is the first drug that has demonstrated safety and efficacy to treat More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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England reports increases in hepatitis C diagnoses

With World Hepatitis Day just around the corner (July 28), Public Health England (PHE) released it’s annual hepatitis C report that reveals  cases of Hepatitis C (HCV) have risen by one third. Image/Video More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 21st, 2013
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FDA approves new hepatitis C genotyping test by Abbott

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday the approval of the first blood test that can identify different strains of the hepatitis C virus to help guide a patient’s treatment. The approved More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 27th, 2013
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Prison and other amateur tattoos carry with it a significant hepatitis C risk according to researchers

Public domain photo/Arpingstone at the English Wikipedia project Although previous studies have shown there to be no increased risk of hepatitis C (HCV) infection when procedures like tattoos and piercing are performed More...


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