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Tens of thousands unaware they have deadly hepatitis C infection

Public Health England (PHE) estimates that more than 95,000 people in the UK could be unaware that they are infected with hepatitis C (HCV), which can kill if left untreated.

HCV is a bloodborne virus that can cause life-threatening liver disease, including cancer. Those infected often have no symptoms until decades later when their liver has been badly damaged. When symptoms do occur, they can often be mistaken for other conditions. More....