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Author Topic: Can Hep C Really Be Eradicated?  (Read 6559 times)

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Can Hep C Really Be Eradicated?
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:01:09 pm »
Yes -- Hepatitis C meets a number of the established criteria for eradication to be technically feasible: 1) There is no non-human reservoir, and the organism cannot amplify in the environment. 2) There are simple and accurate diagnostic tools; 3) There are practical interventions to interrupt transmission; and 4) The infection can, in most cases, be cleared from the host.

BUT, that can only happen if the cost of treatment is not prohibitive, existing prevention measures are scaled up where needed, and screening can be widely implemented around the world.

Read more: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/brian_edlin_emily_winkelstein_2502_26141.shtml?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=tji1&utm_campaign=exclusives


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