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World Hepatitis Day Highlights Global Scourge, Hopes for Treatment

Hepatitis is one of the top four communicable diseases in the world, with someone contracting the potentially fatal liver condition every 10 seconds. Advocates are using World Hepatitis Day, Monday July 28, to draw attention to the disorder. They are optimistic that drugs - which can cure the viral disease - will become available to those who need them the most. Hepatitis is spread through contaminated blood, IV drug abuse and sexual contact with an infected person. Within the past...

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