Latest News on Hepatitis C virus : March – 2020

Latest News on Hepatitis C virus : March – 2020

Replication of hepatitis C virus

Exciting progress has recently been made in understanding the replication of hepatitis C virus, a major cause of chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide.[1]

Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects an estimated 170 million persons worldwide and thus represents a viral pandemic, one that is five times as widespread as infection with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). The institution of blood-screening measures in developed countries has decreased the risk of transfusion-associated hepatitis to a negligible level, but new cases continue to occur mainly as a result of injection-drug use and, to a lesser degree, through other means of percutaneous or mucous-membrane exposure. [2]

Immunology of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infection

More than 500 million people worldwide are persistently infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and/or hepatitis C virus (HCV) and are at risk of developing chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.  [3]

Molecular Detection of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) by Conventional One-step RT-PCR Coupled with Nested PCR

Aims: HCV causes both acute and chronic infections and can be easily transmitted through contaminated blood or other body fluids. The present study deals with the molecular detection of HCV with help of one-step RT-PCR assay followed by nested PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis. Study Design: RNA extracted from the confirmed positive samples of HCV was utilized for the standardization of the one-step RT-PCR assay and nested PCR assay for diagnosis of HCV. Place and Duration of Study: Centre for Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak Haryana, India, during period of one year (January-December 2015).[4]

Vertical Transmission of Hepatitis-C Virus (HCV) with Optimal Control on Treatment Expenses

The hepatitis C virus infects the liver which does not display an early symptom. As such an infected individual recognize these infections only at the later stage. Around the globe, many individuals suffer from HCV. In this study, we developed a transmission of HCV with five components viz. susceptible, acute infected, chronically infected, hospitalized and recovered individuals. [5]

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