Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australians with hepatitis B are slipping through the cracks

The current system of only screening risk groups for hepatitis B is failing a third of people living with the chronic disease in Australia, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How hepatitis C virus evades the immune system

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may cause chronic infection to the liver, which can result in irreversible liver damage and liver cancer. How HCV manages to evade the immune system to infect the host chronically is not entirely understood. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis B: What people can learn from donkeys

The discovery of a previously unknown hepatitis B virus in donkeys and zebras opens up new opportunities for understanding the course of the disease. A global research consortium was able to show that the course of the infection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis B: Natural controllers shed light on immunity mechanisms

Infections in humans caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) represent a major public health problem. Despite the availability of effective protective vaccines, more than 250 million individuals worldwide are chronically infected ...

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