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Hepatitis B - RedOrbit

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Hepatitis B
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Hepatitis simply means a swelling or inflammation of the liver. The type hepatitis that a person contracts (there are 5 common forms) affects their long-term prognosis.
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hepatitis is swelling or inflammation of the liver. most hepatitis infection are transferred through the blood. there are vacinnes that need to be taken to prevent it. hepatitis can cause liver failure and that is deadly because it is a vital organ. first symptoms last around six months. a medical professional should be advised as soon as possible. with modern treatments started early it can be treated

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Hepatitis C drug breakthrough - Wyndham Weekly

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Hepatitis C drug breakthrough
Wyndham Weekly
Feb. 26, 2013, 3:48 p.m.. Treatment win: Dr Alex Thompson and Melanie Eagle in Werribee. Picture: Cathy Jackson.
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i never realized how many issues were involved if you were infected with some type of infection. it great that a new drug has been invented to reduce the amount of treatments and help people feel better quicker. the article also stated how infection rates are rising and more people needed treatments. i never realized that that many become infected with hepatitis. the best part about this new drug is that the cost is covered by the goverment saving people with hepatits around seventy eight thousand dollars per year allowing everyone to receive the treatments no matter what their financial situation is.

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