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Free treatment for Hepatitis C from next April

Patients who suffer from Hepatitis C will from April be given free treatment which completely cures this disease.

This was announced by deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister, Chris Fearne, during a conference this morning which launched a public consultation on the national strategy for the elimination of the Hepatitis C virus.

Minister Fearne said that the strategy considers various aspects, including prevention, screening, treatment, governance and monitoring.

Certain persons who are more at risk to be infected with the Hepatatis C include those who abuse with drugs and persons who had sexual contrat with persons who have the disease.

Hepatitis C causes liver infection with symptoms not always evident. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are around 71 million patients around the world who suffer from Hipatitis C with nearly 400,000 deaths a year.

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