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Equine hepatitis viruses help us understand human hepatitis C

More than 70 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C. The disease is treatable, but it is often not recognized. In 80% of cases, it takes chronic courses and can lead to liver damage and even liver cancer. ...

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Hepatitis C virus

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a small (55-65 nm in size), enveloped, positive sense single strand RNA virus in the family Flaviviridae. Although Hepatitis A virus, Hepatitis B virus, and Hepatitis C virus have similar names (because they all cause liver inflammation), these are distinctly different viruses both genetically and clinically.

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