Hepatitis C could be eradicated in Australia by 2026.
Hepatitis C may soon be a thing of the past, with Australia well on the way to eradicating the potentially deadly virus within the next 10 years, researchers say.
Researchers say the Federal Government’s aggressive approach to funding treatments and cures is paying off, with the cure rate lifting close to 100 per cent.
More than 30,000 people were treated for hepatitis C last year, according to a report published by the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales.
The report found Australia was in a position to eradicate the disease by 2026.
The Institute’s Professor Greg Dore said the Federal Government is largely responsible.
“Most countries, because of the high prices of these new treatments, they’ve had to restrict the treatments to those with very advanced liver disease,” Professor Dore said.
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