"MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) The once tough to treat liver infection hepatitis C could become a rare disease in the United States in the next two decades, a new study estimates. Hepatitis C, a viral infection that harms the liver, is usually passed through infected blood. For most people, the infection becomes chronic and it can eventually lead to scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) or liver cancer. health officials estimate that over 3 million Americans currently have chronic hepatitis C most of whom don't know it because the infection usually causes no symptoms. But with recent treatment advances, hepatitis C Adidas Stan Smith J
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prevalence of hepatitis B around the world from 1980 to 2010. That analysis revealed that in 2009, between 1. 04 million and 1. 61 million people born abroad who were living in the United States had chronic hepatitis B. Those infected came mostly from Asia, Africa and Central America, accounting for 58 percent, 11 percent and 7 percent of cases, respectively, which is much higher than previously thought, the researchers noted. Another expert, Dr. Marc Siegel, an associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, added that "we have an epidemic of hepatitis B around the world and we have to be alert to it in people who move here from other countries.
is now an assistant professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. For decades, the only treatment.
5 issue of the Annals of Internal Adidas Stan Smith Og Pack Medicine. "Rare" refers to a disease that affects one in 1,500 people at most, said senior researcher Jagpreet Stan Smith Adidas Women Pink
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