General Hepatitis C Screenings May Be Harmful

January 14, 2015 11:19 AM

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Hepatitis C screenings have been advocated for a lot recently by public health officials. But now, scientists argue that widespread screenings may be premature.

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national health care organizations have called for general screening for the virus, since new medications that have been discovered that can t...

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