• Hepatitis C vaccine could be ready in 5 years, Nobel Prize winner says

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Sir Michael Houghton, who won a Nobel Prize last year for his part in discovering the hepatitis C virus, said during a presentation at the ECCMID virtual meeting recently that an HCV vaccine could be ready within 5 years.
    Globally, there are up to 2 million new HCV cases and approximately 400,000 deaths due to the virus annually, according to ECCMID. Moreover, most of the 7 million people who carry HCV are not diagnosed.
    “While the advent of directly acting antivirals to cure hepatitis C has given us a huge weapon to turn the tide on this pandemic, there is no doubt that a vaccine is
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