Hepatitis C

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Queensland prisoners stuck on a ‘merry-go-round’ of hepatitis C transmission
State government is failing to deliver harm reduction programs needed to eliminate the virus, advocates say

Eden Gillespie

14, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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NHS on track to eliminate hepatitis C five years ahead of global targets
England to become first country to eliminate virus thanks to targeted screening campaigns and effective treatments

David Batty

28, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘HIV can kill faster than the drug abuse’: Nigeria opens first needle exchange to tackle infection
The programme, seen as a shift in attitudes in a zero-tolerance country, is aimed at curbing the spread of blood-borne disease

Ope Adetayo in Ibadan

14, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Thumbs down to ‘middle finger’ health campaign in New Zealand
Hepatitis C awareness ads that feature smiling actors raising their middle fingers are deemed too offensive to be aired

Eva Corlett in Wellington

30, Sep, 2022 @1:37 AM

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Survivors of contaminated blood scandal awarded interim payments
Ministers accepted urgency of need of those infected in 1970s and 1980s, who are dying at the rate of one every four days

Matthew Weaver

16, Aug, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Exclusive: NHS to use AI to identify people at higher risk of hepatitis C
Screening programme will detect people with the deadly infection, which is often symptomless in early stages

Andrew Gregory Health editor

31, Jul, 2022 @4:04 PM

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Infected blood inquiry: victims should receive £100,000 each ‘without delay’
Inquiry chair recommends that more than 4,000 surviving victims and bereaved partners of NHS scandal be compensated

Tobi Thomas

29, Jul, 2022 @3:39 PM

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Childhood hepatitis surge ‘probably linked to two common viruses’
Scientists say simultaneous infection with viruses may explain rise in cases, with 12 UK children requiring liver transplants

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

25, Jul, 2022 @3:29 PM

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Andy Burnham: UK blood scandal may amount to corporate manslaughter
Mayor of Greater Manchester and former health secretary gives evidence to infected blood inquiry

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

15, Jul, 2022 @3:29 PM

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Pay infected blood scandal victims before they die, Boris Johnson urged
Campaigners want prime minister to advance compensation payments to those infected without delay

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

10, Jul, 2022 @9:02 AM

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Hepatitis outbreak: what do we know about mystery cases in children?
Investigations are under way into an outbreak of acute hepatitis cases in children reported to the World Health Organization

Melissa Davey

27, Apr, 2022 @5:37 AM

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Dangerous Medicine: The Story Behind Human Experiments with Hepatitis – review
Sydney Halpern’s account of postwar US research that deliberately infected hundreds with the disease is shocking – and important for the Covid era

Robin McKie

20, Feb, 2022 @10:30 AM

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