Nobel Prize: Virologists’ Hepatitis C research ‘saved millions of lives’

Published on October 5, 2020 by

Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice will share the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their work in identifying the Hepatitis C virus.
70 million people worldwide have the virus, with 400,000 deaths each year, according to World Health Organization estimates. The disease is a major cause of liver inflammation and cancer.
The Nobel Prize for Medicine is the first of a string of Nobel’s set to be doled out in the next week.

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