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Prospects for recovery improve with new medicine

An upcoming meeting will assess the disease's presence in Hawaii

By Susan Essoyan

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 10, 2013

~~<p>New drugs offer hope for a quicker, easier cure for the stealthy hepatitis C virus, which can linger undetected for decades before triggering liver cancer, a deadly ailment that is especially prevalent in Hawaii.</p>
<p>Baby boomers are five times more likely to be infected with hepatitis C than the general public, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal agency advises all adults born between 1945 and 1965 to have a one-time blood test for it.</p>
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New drugs offer hope for a quicker, easier cure for the stealthy hepatitis C virus, which can linger undetected for decades before triggering liver cancer, a deadly ailment that is especially prevalent in Hawaii.

Baby boomers are five times more likely to be infected with hepatitis C than the general public, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal agency advises all adults born between 1945 and 1965 to have a one-time blood test for it. Login for more...



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