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RNA viruses > Hepatitis C virus

 

Hepatitis C

is an infectious disease caused

by the hepatitis C virus (HCV)

that primarily affects the liver.

 

During the initial infection people

often have mild or no symptoms.

 

Occasionally a fever, dark urine,

abdominal pain,

and yellow tinged skin occurs.

 

The virus persists in the liver

in about 75% to 85%

of those initially infected.

 

Early on chronic infection typically

has no symptoms.

 

Over many years however,

it often leads to liver disease

and occasionally cirrhosis.

 

In some cases,

those with cirrhosis

will develop serious complications

such as liver failure, liver cancer,

or dilated blood vessels

in the esophagus and stomach.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_C

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_C

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA_virus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

virus        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/17/
520430944/should-the-u-s-government-buy-a-drug-company-to-save-money

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hepatitis C        UK / USA

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/19/
578425032/missouri-faces-costly-dilemma-how-to-treat-inmates-with-hepatitis-c

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/02/
567750728/from-retirement-to-the-front-lines-of-hepatitis-c-treatment

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/04/
555156577/fdas-approval-of-a-cheaper-drug-for-hepatitis-c-will-likely-expand-treatment

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/11/12/
501172064/name-of-a-vietnam-veteran-killed-by-hepatitis-c-added-to-the-wall

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/25/
hepatitis-c-hunting-the-silent-killer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hepatitis C        UK

 

Hepatitis

is the term used to describe

inflammation of the liver.

 

It's usually the result of a viral infection

or liver damage caused by drinking alcohol.

 

There are several different types of hepatitis,

most of which are outlined below.

 

Some types will pass

without any serious problems,

while others can be long-lasting (chronic)

and cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis),

loss of liver function and, in some cases, liver cancer.

- last reviewed: 07/03/2016

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Hepatitis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

 

slow-moving but deadly virus

that infects more than 3 million Americans

- December 5, 2013

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/12/05/
248934833/fda-set-to-approve-hepatitis-drug

 

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Hepatitis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hepatitis C        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/17/
520430944/should-the-u-s-government-buy-a-drug-company-to-save-money

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/12/15/
459873815/hepatitis-drug-among-the-most-costly-for-medicaid

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/04/24/
401968600/cdc-warns-of-more-hiv-hepatitis-c-outbreaks-in-drug-users

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/05/
248934833/fda-set-to-approve-hepatitis-drug

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/01/14/
167258972/as-hepatitis-c-sneaks-up-on-baby-boomers-treatment-options-grow

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/12/24/
372721256/costly-hepatitis-c-drugs-threaten-to-bust-prison-budgets

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/11/
the-doctor-will-stream-to-you-now/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/04/23/
306236511/costly-hepatitis-c-pill-shreds-drug-industry-sales-record

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/04/09/
300959958/who-recommends-high-priced-drugs-for-millions-with-hepatitis-c

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/05/
248934833/fda-set-to-approve-hepatitis-drug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hepatitis C,

a lethal blood-borne virus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

contract hepatitis C

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/17/
520430944/should-the-u-s-government-buy-a-drug-company-to-save-money

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hepatitis scare        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/apr/19/
health.medicineandhealth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

outbreak        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/12/24/
372721256/costly-hepatitis-c-drugs-threaten-to-bust-prison-budgets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

liver damage        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/12/24/
372721256/costly-hepatitis-c-drugs-threaten-to-bust-prison-budgets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

infection with hepatitis B or hepatitis C > liver cancer        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/12/09/
504853185/liver-cancer-is-becoming-a-top-killer-in-poor-countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hepatitis B        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/12/09/
504853185/liver-cancer-is-becoming-a-top-killer-in-poor-countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baruch Samuel Blumberg        USA        1925-2011

 

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist

and medical anthropologist

who discovered the hepatitis B virus,

showed that it could cause liver cancer

and then helped develop a powerful vaccine

to fight it, saving millions of lives

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/07/
health/07blumberg.html

 

 

 

 

vaccine against hepatitis B        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/
health/research/irving-millman-dies-at-88-created-hepatitis-vaccine.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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