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Pasha 108: Some good news in the fight against hepatitis C in Africa

By Ozayr Patel, Digital Editor
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Globally, there are around 71 million people with hepatitis C. In Africa, more than 10 million people are infected with the virus.

The new oral therapies that have been developed to treat hepatitis C are much more effective and easier to take than the previous injections, and have fewer side effects.

In high-income countries, these drugs are known to work well. But the number of strains of the virus is limited in those countries. So it wasn’t known how useful the new drugs would be to treat other strains, mostly found in low-income countries. Over time the virus has become…

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