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Hepatitis C Therapy Useless for Some
Date:12/3/2008

ly," De Bisceglie said.

The study was published in the Dec. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

About 4 million people in the United States are infected with hepatitis C, and 10,000 to 12,000 of them die each year. Hepatitis C is caused by virus that's transmitted through direct contact with an infected person's blood.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about hepatitis C.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Saint Louis University, news release, Dec. 3, 2008


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