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Hepatitis C could be virtually eliminated by 2030, experts believe

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2700 (Published 10 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2700
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. 1London

Hepatitis C may no longer be considered a serious public health concern within the next few decades if new drugs are as effective as early signs have shown and concerted action is taken to diagnose the condition in more patients so that they can be treated, experts in the field have predicted.

Mark Thursz, professor of hepatology at Imperial College London, told a press briefing organised by the Hepatitis C Trust on the eve of the 2014 International Liver Congress in London, “The treatment environment for hepatitis C has been revolutionised in the last few years.”

Charles Gore, chief executive of the Hepatitis …

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