Son donates part of his liver to his father

Son donates part of his liver to his father
57-year-old Lynn Clark of Logan contracted Hepatitis C in 2005 from a blood transfusion following a car wreck. For the last three years, he's had cirrhosis of the liver. All three of his children wanted to be a donor, but only Jason's blood type …
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New cases of hepatitis C in NYC are on the rise
The number of New York City residents newly diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C increased to 7,691 in 2014, a 13 percent jump from 2013 and the most new cases the city has seen since 2011. An estimated 146,000 New Yorkers over the age of 20 — 2.4 …
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HepC prevalent among veterans
Meanwhile, Kaifetz estimates there are between 5,000 and 7,000 Vietnam-era vets living in Clinton County alone. “By statistical comparison to the national average, 20 percent of those should be infected with hep-C," he said. "That's 1,000 people. "I am …
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IISC team develops unique Hep C vaccine
A virus is the smallest living organism, with a genetic code such as DNA or RNA wrapped within a protein shell. Viruses cannot function on their own and need to find a suitable host cell in which they proliferate. In case of HCV, the virus finds its …
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Sofosbuvir/ledipasvir for 6 weeks cures HCV in HIV-positive people with acute
An interferon- and ribavirin-free regimen of sofosbuvir/ledipasvir (Harvoni) taken for just 6 weeks was enough to cure hepatitis C in HIV-positive people with recent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection if their HCV viral load was low, but those with high …
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Why Some Prisons are Spending Millions on a Pricey New Drug
In New York, state prison spending on hepatitis C drugs increased more than 350% in the last two years alone, from $ 9.4 million in 2014 to a projected $ 44 million in 2016. Similar increases can be seen in California and the federal Bureau of Prisons …
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14 million EU citizens living with Hepatitis C; low figures for Malta
There are currently around 13.3 million Europeans living with hepatitis B and 14 million living with hepatitis C, MEP Miriam Dalli pointed out in a question posed to the European Parliament. “Approximately 120,000 people in Europe every year die …
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First Minister pays tribute to blood scandal victims
Campaigners also launched the Contaminated Blood Memorial Fund appeal for a lasting memorial to hundreds of people who have lost their lives after becoming infected with HIV, Hepatitis C or other related illnesses by blood products in the 1970s.
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