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Significant Investments In Hepatitis C Prevention, Screening, Treatment Could Reduce Global Burden, Study Says

HealthDay News: Big Gains Against Hep C Possible With Big Investment
“Millions of hepatitis C cases and related deaths could be prevented, but it will require a significant investment, researchers say. In the first study to model such measures worldwide, the authors concluded that sweeping prevention, screening, and treatment efforts could prevent 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths by 2030. Compared to 2015, that would be an 80 percent drop in hepatitis C cases and a 60 percent reduction in deaths, according to the study published Jan. 28 in The Lancet journal…” (Preidt, 1/29).