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Question  Is hepatitis C virus elimination feasible in Pakistan, and what is the cost?

Findings  This decision analytical model study found that an estimated 25 million people would need to be screened every year to diagnose 900 000 hepatitis C virus infections and 700 000 patients would need treatment per year to eliminate hepatitis C virus infection in Pakistan. This strategy was estimated to be associated with 323 000 liver-related deaths averted and cost savings of $2.6 billion from 2015 to 2030.

Meaning  Substantial scale-up of hepatitis C virus testing and treatment may be essential to eliminate hepatitis C virus infection in Pakistan, and such a strategy may be associated with cost savings in the near future.

 

Hepatitis C viral disease vaccine under research

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