Hepatitis C Deaths Rising in U.S.: Study

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Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are leading causes of chronic liver disease, which is the main cause of deaths, especially among baby boomers in the United States.
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WHO Marks World Hepatitis Day; Says 1.4 Million Suffer From Hepatitis A

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