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New Hepatitis Action Plan Hopes to Increase Effectiveness of Viral Prevention, Care, and Treatment

April 4, 2014

This article was reported by Medical Daily.

Medical Daily reported that the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, and Veteran's Affairs have updated the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Chronic viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) affected between 3.5 and 5.3 million Americans and was the leading cause of liver cancer and the primary reason for liver transplantation. Viral hepatitis also was the leading cause of infectious death in the United States. Many people were unaware of their hepatitis infection and remained undiagnosed.

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