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Liver organ donation

The epidemiology and control of hepatitis C infection

Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) has many causes, such as specific bacterial and viral infections and certain toxic agents. Viral infections are one of the most common causes of hepatitis. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus and was first identified in 1989. It is significant since a large proportion of people infected go on to become chronic carriers of the virus. These individuals are at risk of long-term complications of chronic infection, such as cirrhosis and primary liver ...

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