Hepatitis C vaccine shows promise in early clinical trial

November 6, 2014 4:06 PM

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Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is transmitted through contact with the blood of an infected individual, most commonly by sharing needles, syringes or other drug-injecting equipment, or through needle injuries in health care settings.

Being born to a mother with HCV can also cause infection. In rare cases, the virus can be spread through sexual contact.

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