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The global elimination of hepatitis C?

M W Sonderup

Abstract


Globally, 71 million people are thought to be viraemic for hepatitis C. The advent of short course all oral direct acting antiviral curative therapy for the virus has put the ideal of the global elimination of this virus within reach. Multiple efforts will be required to achieve this through identifying patients currently infected and preventing further transmission through rapid linkage to treatment while a vaccine remains tenaciously elusive.


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M W Sonderup, Division of Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2018;108(8b):31-34. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i8b.13498

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Date submitted: 2018-08-08
Date published: 2018-08-08

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