Question by Reina M: Who detected Hepatitis C and What year was it detected?
Answer by Snout
It was first isolated in 1987 by Michael Houghton, Qui-Lim Choo, and George Kuo at Chiron Corporation. The discovery was confirmed in 1988 by Harvey Alter of the National Institutes of Health, and was published in 1989 in the journal “Science”.
Prior to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus the disease it causes was well known, and was called “non-A, non-B hepatitis”.
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